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LIGNET: Pentagon Reports Big Increase in Attempts to Steal US Defense Secrets

Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 01:11 PM

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China’s 'Pterosaur' drone – a clone of the US Predator drone, believed to be based on stolen US defense technology – is displayed at the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on November 13, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
A new report just released by the Pentagon details unprecedented efforts in 2012 by foreign governments and corporations to circumvent U.S. export laws and acquire sensitive American defense technology. The report points to China as the top offender and concludes that attempts to steal U.S. defense secrets will increase in 2013. But hidden in the report is the acknowledgement that some countries are getting better at hiding attempts to steal technology, indicating the problem for the United States may be bigger than anyone can measure.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.




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