Date: Apr 13, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
The US Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI are now
investigating allegations that a serving US naval officer has been spying for Taiwan and China.
A former US defense official has told the US Naval Institute (USNI) News that if Taiwan had indeed cultivated the spy as a source of classified information, “the revelation could damage the relationship between Taipei and Washington.”
Espionage charges against Taiwan-born US Navy Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin remain shrouded in secrecy, with officials refusing to reveal evidence.
It appears the case is extremely serious, involving state secrets relating to US national security.
Sources told Washington news organizations on Monday that Lin allegedly spied for both Taiwan and China. [FULL STORY]