Tiger Trap

Tiger Trap

America's Secret Spy War With China

Book - 2011
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For decades, while America obsessed over Soviet spies, China quietly penetrated the highest levels of government. Now, for the first time, based on numerous interviews with key insiders at the FBI and CIA as well as with Chinese agents and people close to them, David Wise tells the full story of China's many victories and defeats in its American spy wars. Two key cases interweave throughout: Katrina Leung, code-named Parlor Maid, worked for the FBI for years, even after she became a secret double agent for China, aided by love affairs with both of her FBI handlers. Here, too, is the inside story of the case, code-named Tiger Trap, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets. These two cases led to many others, involving famous names from Wen Ho Lee to Richard Nixon, stunning national security leaks, and sophisticated cyberspying. The story takes us up to the present, with a West Coast spy ring whose members were sentenced in 2010--but it surely will continue for years to come, as China faces off against America. David Wise's history of China's spy wars in America is packed with eye-popping revelations. AUTHOR: David Wise's bestselling books on espionage and national security include Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America, Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million, and The Invisible Government.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547553108
Characteristics: 292 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 13, 2014

[Update 9/21/19: After going back and carefully researching this, attempting to deduce the point of maximum penetration by China's military intel into the FBI, which appears to be ongoing, I believe that FBI senior agent, J.J. Smith, was using the informant program to pay for the favors of the faux informant/Chicom military intelligence agent, and she was, of course, taking advantage of the situation, massively compromising the FBI. The official narrative is that they just happened to begin sleeping together as soon as she became an informant --- believe that to be the wrong narrative!]
[8/16 Update: Yet another FBI agent was nabbed as a Chinese double-agent - - how many these past few years, in the CIA, FBI, and probably still hidden within the DIA? So when the newsies claim the FBI is investigating something, they really mean the Chinese-controlled {China's Ministry of Public Security} FBI is investigating!]
[Read this along with The Commission, by Philip Shenon] There is some good to this book (Wise's explaining how the Chinese have so thoroughly penetrated the utterly hapless FBI) and that which is very bad (the discerning reader will note the blatant errors Wise falls for, so obviously being misled by his government sources - - Robert Mueller III INADVERTENTLY helping along the Chinese spying makes one really wonder)? Also, important to note what is left unsaid: Sibel Edmonds fingered Marc Grossman as one of the inner circle of nuclear technology thieves, and Grossman, a Bush inner circle guy, is later appointed to State by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton! Also, Stephen Carbone, head of the Bush/Cheney created CIFA, Counter-Intelligence Field Activity, a huge counter-intel operation inside the Pentagon, worked at the same nuclear facility in New Mexico, Los Alamos, years before, and had contacts there. (Wise most definitively got wrong the dates of the CIFA's existence and some other important stuff.) There reader will be enlightened by Wise's mistakes, or purposeful misinformation. [Really, though, since they ship all the jobs, technology and investment to China, isn't this really all arbitrary?]

Oct 20, 2011

This is the real deal. I worked this stuff, I know these guys in the book, and the author has nailed it. I got out of Chinese FCI work as soon as I could and this book explains why.

debwalker May 21, 2011

Captures the U.S.-China spy war.

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