Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
For decades the United States has professed to have an official policy of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology.
In the 1950’s the Rosenbergs were executed for spying and passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
Nevertheless, today more than 500,000 foreign students are enrolled in universities in the United States to study the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curricula.
While not all of these students are studying disciplines that have a direct nexus to nuclear technology, many disciplines do intersect with aerospace and nuclear technology.
Foreign students are permitted to engage in Optional Practical Training to put their education to use and learn how to apply what they have learned in the classrooms and university laboratories in the “real world.”
Sometimes these students work for companies that engage in military-related work.
Not long ago I wrote an article that focused on how our policies had the effect of Educating 'Engineers of Jihad' At US Universities.
Today we should be as concerned that China’s acquisition of U.S. technology through its students in the United States poses an increasing threat to our nation.
On May 19, 2016 Reuters reported, “U.S. charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage."
The U.S. Navy’s underwater drones seem to have drawn particular interest by China’s military that has constructed an artificial island in the South China Sea. On April 22, 2016 Newsweek reported, “Chines Spy in Florida Sent Drone Parts to China for Military."
The New Yorker published a revealing article A New Kind of Spy How China obtains American technological secrets under the sarcastic heading, “The Department of Espionage”
Mike is a Senior Fellow with CAPS and retired INS Senior Special Agent. During his 30-year career with the INS he rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. He was assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of the DEA and for 10 years was assigned, as an INS Senior Special Agent, to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force. He has testified at numerous hearings conducted by committees and subcommittees of the House and Senate and provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission.
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It is about time we woke up and smelled the Coffee. This has been going on for years, and you may find that these people are attending college on our dime courtesy of programs the Federal Government has for foreign students which is why they will likely never actually prosecute them for the crimes.
Oh, dear. In the old days when this was put in place, it was the goal to bring bright young people to this country, educate them in a special skill, often in technology, and then put the knowledge to work for good, either here or in their home country. That was when countries worked together for the good of the people. Oh, my, how long ago that seems. Most came from Europe.
Oh, what a very sad situation our recent Presidents and Politicians have created. I must wonder, as I so often do, whether they have some hidden country to go to when this one collapses. One like Ayn Rand envisioned.