Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Brush Up On Your Mandarin, Mr. Bond
Christopher Carothers at the Wall Street Journal takes a look at David Wise's book on Chinese espionage, Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War With America.
The book's central case study is FBI informant Katrina Leung, a double agent who was in bed with the MSS (figuratively) and with two FBI agents (literally). Mrs. Leung confessed to stealing classified documents out of an FBI agent's briefcase on numerous occasions, but which documents and how many remains a mystery. The extent of the damage done is likewise unknown, not least because her arrest cast doubt on her FBI reports, some of which were passed on to the White House.
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David Wise is one of America's foremost experts on espionage and intelligence.
I recently interviewed David Wise about Chinese espionage and his book for Counterterrorism magazine.
You can read the interview via the below links: