Tags: While | the | U.S. | Fights | War | Foreign | Spies

While the U.S. Fights a War, Foreign Spies Work Against Us

Tuesday, 19 February 2002 12:00 AM

The government said Brian P. Regan had access to top secret and classified information in his work at the super-secret National Reconnaissance Office, including space satellites, early-warning systems, means of defense against large-scale attack, and major elements of military strategy.

In other words, Mr. Regan had access to the heart of America's national security, whose secrets he tried to sell to rogue nations and to anybody willing to pay cash.

His case is a good reminder for us that while the U.S. remains busy with the war on international terrorism, America is still facing other threats as serious as international terrorism.

Some of our new so-called partners in the war such as Russia and Communist China are taking advantage of our preoccupation with the war by increasing their spying activities against the U.S., which they consider as their "main potential military adversary."

The level of Chinese intelligence penetration of the American establishment became known to the public over the last few years thanks to press reports about the handing of U.S. nuclear secrets to Beijing's communist leadership and the use of Chinese intelligence funds to assist the election campaigns of America's liberal-left politicians.

The level of Russia's intelligence penetration of American secrets is not well known, but the case of Mr. Hanssen, arrested in the beginning of last year, very clearly demonstrates the capabilities of Moscow spies.

According to intelligence estimates, Russian spies currently continue their penetration through the U.S. national security apparatus, where they are recruiting agents and so-called trusted persons with access to the most sensitive, important and vital of our country secrets.

Additionally, hundreds of Russian spies during the last several years have been deeply involved in industrial espionage against America, where they are penetrating U.S. industrial, financial, commercial and other infrastructures.

Following requests from Russia's organized crime syndicates, which have infiltrated practically all levels of Russian government institutions, Moscow spies are working very hard to find breaks and holes in the security of American private businesses.

The spies' penetration is followed by Russian criminals' attacks against the most profitable American companies and corporations, especially in an effort to establish control over businesses compromised by the intelligence agencies.

In New York, California and Florida, as well as some other American states, the situation with Russian crime syndicate activity became so obvious that local authorities have declared a state of emergency in their areas.

After Sept. 11, Russian leaders promised to provide us intelligence information for the war on terror, but until now their data has been extremely limited and hardly useful for the anti-terrorist operation.

Currently, however, the leaders of the Russian spy agencies frequently visit Washington, where they seek classified intelligence and secret information from the U.S., including data from the Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters in American custody.

There is no doubt that real cooperation between the special services of the two countries could be helpful to the war on terror, but we need to be very careful not to provide American secrets to spies operating against the U.S.

We must also keep in mind the present Russian leaders' point of view that in our world there can be friendly countries but never friendly intelligence.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
The government said Brian P. Regan had access to top secret and classified information in his work at the super-secret National Reconnaissance Office, including space satellites, early-warning systems, means of defense against large-scale attack, and major elements of...
While,the,U.S.,Fights,War,,Foreign,Spies,Work,Against
529
2002-00-19
Tuesday, 19 February 2002 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved