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    Navy Officer Arrested on Espionage Charges

    And what do you know, I know this guy. I was at a det site with him and he worked in the Navy Congressional Budget Liaison Office when I was a Fellow on Capitol Hill.

    Virginia Pilot: http://pilotonline.com/news/military/lo ... fa77a.html

    A Navy officer assigned to a patrol and reconnaissance group has been charged in military court with two counts of espionage, punishable by the death penalty under certain conditions.

    The lieutenant commander is being held at the brig in Chesapeake and appeared at the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing at Norfolk Naval Station on Friday, according to the Navy. The officer’s identity has not been released, and charge sheets detailing his alleged crimes were heavily redacted.

    The charge sheets say the officer communicated secret information “relating to the national defense to representatives of a foreign government.” The documents do not specify what information was provided, when it was provided or which nation it was provided to.

    The officer belongs to a unit that provides airborne anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations from planes such as the P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion and unmanned MQ-4C Triton. The command is headquartered at Hampton Roads Naval Support Activity in Norfolk, although it’s not clear whether he was stationed there.

    The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force is organized into three air wings at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

    The officer also is charged with three counts of attempted espionage, three counts of making false official statements, five counts of communicating defense information, prostitution-patronizing, adultery and multiple violations of a lawful general order and failure to obey a lawful order.

    It wasn’t immediately clear whether the officer has entered a plea in the case.

    Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a service member is eligible for the death penalty for espionage if found “guilty of an offense that directly concerns nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, early warning systems, or other means of defense or retaliation against large scale attack, war plans, communications intelligence or cryptographic information, or any other major weapons system or major element of defense strategy.”

    The charge sheets say the officer wrongfully transported classified material, failed to properly store classified material and failed to report the compromise of information classified as secret. The officer also failed to report foreign contacts, according to the charge sheets.

    The charges accuse the officer of failing to sign a record that included foreign travel and providing a false address for when he was on leave, “rather than the actual foreign destination.”

    The information the officer provided was such that he had reason to believe it “could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation.”

    It wasn’t clear when a ruling will be made on whether the case will proceed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post


    The documents do not specify
    what information was provided, when it was provided or which nation it was provided to.

    It wasn’t clear when a ruling will be made on whether the case will proceed
    Reading between the lines, it's clearly Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    , prostitution-patronizing, .
    So how does the government know that he hired a hooker? I didn't realize that the government is watching us that closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USN - Retired View Post
    So how does the government know that he hired a hooker? I didn't realize that the government is watching us that closely.
    It probably came up after he had already come under scrutiny:

    Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...s-for-sex.html

    U.S. defense officials first became suspicious of Lin when the Navy commander took personal leave and lied about where he said he was going, which under military law is considered absence without official leave, a defense official told The Daily Beast.


    Navy officials suspected that during one personal trip, Lin met with a Taiwanese national and provided that person information. Navy officials then asked questions of Lin’s colleagues, many of whom said they found Lin’s behavior suspicious, the official said.


    Lin is also charged with adultery and procuring prostitutes. One defense official said that it’s possible Lin was compensated for his alleged spying with sexual favors.
    I am speculating; but once they started looking into the unofficial foreign travel is likely when they found out about the prostitute(s) (either via shadowing or questioning).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    It probably came up after he had already come under scrutiny:

    Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...s-for-sex.html



    I am speculating; but once they started looking into the unofficial foreign travel is likely when they found out about the prostitute(s) (either via shadowing or questioning).
    Probably another dual citizen with questionable loyalty, who took it upon himself to break US law to help a so called ally. We need an immediate ban on these Trojan horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Probably another dual citizen with questionable loyalty, who took it upon himself to break US law to help a so called ally. We need an immediate ban on these Trojan horses.
    I know this guy, personally. He was born in Taiwan but renounced his citizenship before commissioning. Doesn't mean he didn't have questionable loyalty ...

    My daughter: born in the People's Republic of China is a naturalized US citizen. She has no real memories of China vice scattered memories from the orphanage. We do our best to teach her about Chinese culture etc. so that she knows about where she came from. We also teach her about the USA (as best you can a 5-year old). I don't think she will ever have questionable loyalty to the US.

    How would you determine what is questionable loyalty, vice being aware of one's heritage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post

    How would you determine what is questionable loyalty, vice being aware of one's heritage
    The Taiwanese have a long history of cheating in the Little League World Series.

    Ever wonder how "Chinese Taipai" dominates as 12 year olds, winning Title after title and yet they've only produced one Major Leaguer to date ( pitcher Wei-Yin Chen)? Well It's because, They Cheat. That's How.

    "the Taiwanese government decided that sports could serve as a useful propaganda tool for the small country living in the shadow of China. With that in mind, they picked the best players from the entire country to represent the team in Williamsport."

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/gu...-world-series/

    Now, Any adult that would set such a poor example for kids (by teaching them that it's ok to cheat at sports) is the absolute scum of the Earth. And Tawain Does it on a NATIONAL SCALE.!

    It's the height of insanity for us to be granting citizenship and access to critical information capable of causing “exceptionally grave damage to the national security", to groups of people (like Foreign Nationals or anyone named Clinton) that are well known for engaging in such rampant corruption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    The Taiwanese have a long history of cheating in the Little League World Series.

    Ever wonder how "Chinese Taipai" dominates as 12 year olds, winning Title after title and yet they've only produced one Major Leaguer to date ( pitcher Wei-Yin Chen)? Well It's because, They Cheat. That's How.

    "the Taiwanese government decided that sports could serve as a useful propaganda tool for the small country living in the shadow of China. With that in mind, they picked the best players from the entire country to represent the team in Williamsport."

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/gu...-world-series/

    Now, Any adult that would set such a poor example for kids (by teaching them that it's ok to cheat at sports) is the absolute scum of the Earth. And Tawain Does it on a NATIONAL SCALE.!

    It's the height of insanity for us to be granting citizenship and access to critical information capable of causing “exceptionally grave damage to the national security", to groups of people (like Foreign Nationals or anyone named Clinton) that are well known for engaging in such rampant corruption.
    It's amazing how you connect the dots from little league to political corruption. Outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    It's amazing how you connect the dots from little league to political corruption. Outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USN - Retired View Post
    So how does the government know that he hired a hooker? I didn't realize that the government is watching us that closely.
    judging from the Daily least article that the commander posted, this Lin guy seems to be a staunch anti-communist made some insensitive public comments about Gays and Chairman Mao (Barry Sotero's debate Coach's personal Hero)

    so instead of getting the saving Private Bergdahl treatment (promotion and ceremony in the Rose garden) Under this Marxist goon squad administration, Lin will probably face the firing squad
    Last edited by Rainmaker; 04-15-2016 at 01:35 PM.

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