This is the third post in my series about the counterintelligence implications of artificial intelligence (AI). The first two are here and here. I’ll start this one with a story.
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What the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Really Said About Chinese Economic Espionage
Defense News recently published a story describing a July report from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on “Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace.” The article presents the NCSC report as warning that the threat posed by Chinese industrial cyber theft to America’s long-term economic power continues to expand, despite the Obama-Xi agreemen
On Monday, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint and supporting affidavit against Mariia Butina, a Russian national, for conspiring to act as a foreign agent in violation of
On Wednesday morning, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis III presided over opening arguments in the espionage trial of former U.S. intelligence officer Kevin Mallory. Last summer, a grand jury returned an indictment against Mallory for turning over classified information to aid a foreign power in violation of the Espionage Act and lying to the FBI about it.
A few years ago, shortly after stepping down as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, I published a long article called Law Enforcement as a Counterterrorism Tool. As its title suggests, the article’s central thesis was that law enforcement methods are useful in combating international terrorism. I did not try to make the case that law enforcement is the only, or even necessarily the best, way of combating terrorism.
On Jan. 15, FBI agents arrested Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA case officer, and charged him with unlawful retention of classified information.
Last week on our Foreign Policy feed, we noted a significant but overlooked moment during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Wednesday: Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not tell senators how the Justice Deparment is addressing past and possible future Russian interference in U.S. elections. The piece begins: