China Seeks To Steal U.S. Military Info: USAF
USAF General Charles Brown has warned service members that China is seeking to "exploit" American and NATO military knowledge to enhance its armed forces, as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Air Force Chief of Staff Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. I Photo: Trey Ward, U.S. Air Force
The U.S. regards China as its most significant challenge, and maintaining a military advantage supports Washington's efforts to deter aggression from Beijing.
"The People's Liberation Army (PLA) aims to exploit your knowledge and skills to fill gaps in their military capabilities," Brown, who has been nominated to become the top U.S. military officer, wrote in a document addressed to members of the USAF.
"Foreign companies are targeting and recruiting U.S. and NATO-trained military talent across various specialties and career fields to train the PLA abroad," Brown said.
"By effectively training the trainers, many of those who accept contracts with these foreign companies are undermining our national security, jeopardizing the safety of their fellow service members and the country, and may be violating the law."s