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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - David Wise
Even admirers of the late J. Edgar Hoover (count me among them) recognize that the old man stayed on duty long after wisdom dictated retirement. But despite his flaws, I suggest that it is only in the post-Hoover FBI, when his notoriously strict discipline softened, that we could see the spectacle of two agents working on Chinese counterintelligence succumbing to the sexual allures of a "source" who also was an agent of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS).
David Wise, who has been writing about intelligence since the early 1960s and is, in my view, the best in the business, now turns his considerable talent to a little-noted facet of the espionage wars: the ongoing campaign by the People's Republic of China to steal U.S. nuclear-weaponry secrets.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wise contends, "China may be America's single most effective and dangerous adversary."