US should train Taiwan ‘spy catchers’

DISABLING A RESPONSE:A former FBI agent said that China has an ‘intense interest’ in developing the ability to disrupt local communications ahead of an attack on Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 11, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington

The US government should offer to train Taiwan’s top spy catchers, an expert told the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Former FBI supervisory special agent David Major — also a former White House director of counterintelligence — said the training should include instructions on targeting and recruitment operations.

Testifying before the commission on Thursday, Major said that China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) is targeting Taiwan for espionage activities.

“Targeting of the Republic of China [ROC] is an exception to most of the rules of Chinese intelligence,” Major said. “This target is essentially the area of operation exclusively of the MSS. Taiwan is the third rail for China, both politically and for intelligence collection.”     [FULL  STORY]

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