A brand new report has revealed new and disturbing details about how China is now recruiting scientists who worked for the top government-sponsored research laboratory that is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in order to help the communist country build missiles and drones.
According to Newsmax, Los Alamos is the location where the United States built the atomic bombs that were used in World War II and officials are now sounding the alarm that taxpayers in our country are basically now funding scientists who are using their knowledge and expertise to help create communist China’s regime.
“China is playing a game that we are not prepared for, and we need to really begin to mobilize,” Strider Technologies’ Greg Levesque, who wrote “The Los Alamos Club” report, said during an interview with NBC News.
Newsmax reported, “The private intelligence report dug into past allegations of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) experts having been used by China to train experts to help build missiles and weapons in their country. Notably, the work at LANL is government sponsored, putting U.S. taxpayers on the hook for training China’s military weapons experts.”
“Through talent recruitment programs like the Thousand Talents, China pays scientists at American universities to secretly bring our knowledge and innovation back to China — including valuable, federally funded research,” FBI Director Christopher Wray remarked in a speech from 2020. “To put it bluntly, this means American taxpayers are effectively footing the bill for China’s own technological development.”
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The intel report from Strider Technologies discovered at least 154 Chinese scientists worked on government-sponsored research at LANL during the course of the last 20 years and then returned to China and performed the same kind of work.
“This is the first time where we have a comprehensive, open-source reporting that identifies the people, the places, the services, and the organizations in China who are benefiting from that talent who once worked here at national labs,” former U.S. intelligence official Bill Evanina also stated during an interview with NBC News.
“No one can say this is not a national security issue, because from hypersonics to acoustical capabilities and to warheads, we are perpetrating the ability for adversaries to utilize weapons against us. And that is hard for any American to swallow,” he continued.
Levesque then stated during his chat with NBC News that this kind of talent transfer “poses a direct threat to U.S. national security.”
“We have benefited enormously from the inflow of Chinese talent,” the Wilson Center’s Robert Daly remarked to NBC News. “And I hope that we can continue to do that — it’s essential to the United States. But China is now developing weapons systems, capabilities, doctrines and, frankly, attitudes toward its own power that means we have to go back to the drawing board in some of these areas.”
When former President Donald Trump was in office, the Energy Department, back in 2019, created a new rule that prohibited the talent programs that were linked to China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, which worked to stop the flow of talent back to these countries.