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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A former C.I.A. officer suspected of helping China identify the agency's informants in that country has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Many of the informants were killed in a systematic dismantling of the C.I.A.'s spy network in China starting in 2010 that was one of the American government's worst intelligence failures in recent years, several former intelligence officials have said. The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its informants in China. Mr. Lee was at the center of a mole hunt in which some intelligence officials believed that he had betrayed the United States but others thought that the Chinese government had hacked the C.I.A.'s covert communications used to talk to foreign sources of information.

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More than a dozen C.I.A. informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government. The extent to which the informant network was unraveled, reported last year by The New York Times, was a devastating setback for the C.I.A.

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If proven guilty, then it is time to set an example.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-16 09:40 PM | Reply

More than a dozen C.I.A. informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government.

This guy should get the death penalty.

#2 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-17 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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