Navy Charges Maritime Recon Officer with Espionage in Rare ‘National Security Case’

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    The Navy has charged an active-duty maritime reconnaissance officer with passing U.S. military secrets to a foreign government, service officials told USNI News.

    On Friday, the service preferred several charges – espionage being the most serious — against an unidentified lieutenant commander during an Article 32 hearing in Norfolk.

    Typically, as part of the military Article 32 charging process, an accused service member is identified in court-martial documents. But the service is not releasing the information in this instance because “this has been designated a ‘National Security Case’,” a Navy official told USNI News on Friday.

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    Apparently he successfully passed on information at the SECRET level on 2 occasions, and attempted it on 3 other occasions. He's also being charged with adultery. He worked in maritime surveillance(P-8s, MQ-4s, etc). Rot in prison ya POS.
     
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    People like this should be made an example of, execution maybe? Can the military execute traitors?
     
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    Yes, traitors can be executed if harm to the national security of the United States is severe enough.
     
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    U.S. Naval Flight Officer Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin Accused of Giving U.S. Secrets to China

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    Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin

    A U.S. naval flight officer with an extensive signals intelligence background was accused by the service of passing secrets to China, USNI News has learned.

    Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, who served on some of the Navy’s most sensitive intelligence gathering aircraft, faces several counts of espionage and other charges outlined during a Friday Article 32 hearing in Norfolk, Va.

    Lin, originally a Taiwanese national before his family moved to he U.S., had a career as a signals intelligence specialist on the Navy’s Lockheed Martin E-P3E Aries II reconnaissance aircraft, several sources confirmed to USNI News.

    Several sources familiar with the case told USNI News the country to which Lin passed secrets was China, however, few other details are known about the case given much of the evidence is classified.

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    https://news.usni.org/2016/04/10/u-...rd-lin-accused-of-giving-u-s-secrets-to-china
     
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    I will not be surprise if China makes a copycat ripoff of the P-8.
     
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    Why would Taiwan want any of this if they knew that it could harm relations with the US? I almost find it hard to believe he would exchange secrets for sex. I guess that's easier to hide than money in the bank.
     
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    To know what the US knows but wont tell them? Or maybe someone in Taiwan's on the payroll of Chinese intelligence and passing info across the straight?

    It's kind of the same logic we see with the US spying on Israeli drone feeds or German leaders. You'd like to know what your friends are up to, especially when they wont share their secrets.
     
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