By Dan Stober
No espionage case in fresh many years has been something just like the Wen Ho Lee affair. As Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman describe in "A handy Spy," an astonishingly inept research of against the law which could by no means have happened resulted in a countrywide shame. A weapons-code scientist at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory, Lee used to be hunted as a secret agent for China, indicted on fifty-nine counts, and held in detention for 9 months as a probability to the full kingdom. yet after pleading accountable to simply one count number, he went domestic -- with an strange and emotional apology from a federal pass judgement on. Prosecutors' claims that Lee had stolen America's "crown jewels" of nuclear defense easily evaporated. but Lee's explanations have by no means been satisfactorily defined, and his often-repeated excuse that he used to be simply backing up his paintings documents doesn't face up to scrutiny. As Stober and Hoffman record, Lee's lies and his unexplained connections to overseas scientists spanned eighteen years. He used to be a safety nightmare. Tapping at his keyboard, he assembled a personal number of the pc courses used to layout America's nuclear guns, then left them prone to hackers and overseas intelligence providers for years. The FBI's belated discovery that he had additionally placed the codes on transportable cassette tapes introduced a frenzied world wide seek that finally carried brokers to the Los Alamos landfill. And but this present day, the tapes have by no means been stumbled on. In 1995, Lee used to be simply one other American, a Taiwanese immigrant striving to help a kinfolk he adored and to make a reputation for himself in clinical circles. Unknown to him, even though, scientists operating within the mystery international of nuclear-weapons intelligence tested purloinedChinese files, studied secret agent stories, and puzzled: Had China stolen the secrets and techniques of the W88, America's such a lot complicated nuclear weapon? clinical hunches quickly developed right into a felony research geared toward Lee. He have been overheard by means of the FBI whereas telephoning a secret agent suspect, and he used to be warmly embraced by way of a high-ranking chinese language nuclear-weapons legitimate whom he wasn't purported to understand. The FBI famous that he used to be "ethnic Chinese." And during this doubtful interval after the chilly struggle, many politicians performed up China as a threatening new enemy. power Secretary and vice presidential hopeful invoice Richardson used to be desirous to hearth Lee and seem decisive in conserving nationwide safeguard. during this stormy confluence of intelligence and politics, Lee grew to become a handy secret agent. yet used to be he to blame? Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman inform the tale of the Wen Ho Lee fiasco dramatically and authoritatively, supplying an goal account that no partisan model of the tale can fit.
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