'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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A former American student in China whom Chinese intelligence recruited as a spy was caught after he sought work in the CIA's espionage branch, highlighting Beijing's efforts to plant spies inside the agency.
U.S. intelligence agencies are on alert for retaliation by Moscow, including a mass arrest of U.S. diplomats or intelligence officers who could then be used in a swap for 10 people arrested on suspicion of roles as Russian deep-cover spies posing as Americans.
"This is another example of the breadth and depth of Chinese operations against U.S. national security," he said. "Those operations range from sustained cyber-attacks to deep-penetration agents [inside the U.S. government], like the kind of agent Mr. Shriver was meant to be."