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  • Washington Free Beacon. : A Note to Our Readers on the Departure of Bill Gertz

    10/12/2019 5:06:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Oct 12,2019 | Eliana Johnson
    Washington Free Beacon Staff - October 11, 2019 11:40 AM The Washington Free Beacon recently learned that senior editor Bill Gertz entered into a previously undisclosed financial transaction with an individual or an affiliate of that individual whom Mr. Gertz had covered in some of his reporting. Upon learning about this transaction, the Washington Free Beacon promptly asked Mr. Gertz for his resignation and that resignation was received and accepted. The Washington Free Beacon has appended this disclaimer to all of Mr. Gertz’s affected news stories. —Eliana Johnson, editor in chief, Aaron Harison, president, Michael Goldfarb, chairman
  • Schumer: We have to be tough on China

    08/01/2019 11:18:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 01 2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Chuck Schumer offered some rare praise for President Trump on Thursday, amidst his decision to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods on Sept. 1. “We have to be really tough on China. They’ve taken advantage of us,” he said. “America has lost trillions of dollars and millions of jobs because China has not played fair. And being tough on China is the right way to be.” Schumer is a frequent critic of the president and his trade policies.
  • Gertz: Real Election Meddling Threat From China, Not Russia

    08/01/2019 9:47:11 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/01.19 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Washington Free Beacon senior writer Bill Gertz appeared on Mark Levin's radio show Thursday evening to discuss his recent interview with Chinese dissident Guo Wengui about China's efforts to influence the 2020 presidential election. In his conversation with Levin, Gertz reflected on his interview with Guo, who told Gertz earlier this week that the Chinese government has been deploying a prolonged campaign to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Gertz asserted the Chinese government may try to wait out Trump's time in office so it can negotiate trade deals with a new Democratic president if Trump loses in 2020. Trump...
  • Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate

    06/17/2019 9:48:12 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate Iran standoff 'very precarious situation' amid new covert attacks on tankers BY: Bill Gertz June 17, 2019 5:00 am White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Bolton revealed in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that intelligence reports over the past month warned of covert attacks in the Middle East and South Asia by Iranian proxies, including the Quds Force, Iranian intelligence operatives,...
  • War College cancels speaker on Islam

    06/13/2019 4:04:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a racist and “Islamophobe,” he said. The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group critics say is linked to the Islamist international group Muslim Brotherhood, protested the speech in a letter to the college superintendent, Army Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, and provost James G. Breckenridge. Purporting to represent the “Muslim community” in Pennsylvania, CAIR stated that it opposed Mr. Ibrahim’s planned...
  • Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party, Intelligence Services

    01/16/2019 2:48:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant at the center of an international diplomatic battle, is a major target in the Trump administration's campaign to halt China's theft of American technology. U.S. intelligence agencies have linked the company to both the Chinese military and civilian intelligence services and the Justice Department is now seeking to prosecute the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for violating American sanctions law. Meng, also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng, is wanted by the FBI for her role in a scheme to illicitly move hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran through a Huawei...
  • China promotes anti-Trump book (Bill Gertz article)

    09/13/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2018 | Bill Gertz
    China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called “Fear.” Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6. The book derides Mr. Trump as unhinged and claims there has been an administration coup d’etat by senior aides, who conspired against the president and blocked his policies. Please see link for full article.
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/25/2018 11:35:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the...
  • Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? (Bill Gertz, March 5, 2018)

    03/05/2018 11:28:45 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon’s recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new “tailored deterrence” policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations – like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities...
  • China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

    01/02/2018 8:28:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | Bill Gertz - Washington Free Beacon
    China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 — just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast — outlines China’s plan for dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue. It states China will allow North Korea to keep its current arsenal of nuclear weapons, contrary to Beijing’s public stance that it seeks a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. Chinese leaders also agreed to...
  • Beijing networks in U.S. maneuver up to 25,000 spies

    07/13/2017 7:25:17 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/11/2017 | Bill Gertz
    Beijing networks in U.S. maneuver up to 25,000 spies By Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon - Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing’s military and intelligence establishment. Guo Wengui, a billionaire businessman who broke with the regime several months ago, said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of State Security, the civilian intelligence service, and the military...
  • House inte panel targets Susan Rice in political spying operation (Dems hunted in Obama spy-op?)

    04/27/2017 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    washingtontimes.com/news ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    DOJ 2008 rules limit supplying politically sensitive information to the White House, a review of guidelines for domestic FBI intel investigations has found. The central focus of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence probe into putative Russian election meddling as a cover to disseminate unauthorized disclosures of sensitive US intel communications intercepts. The prohibitions may explain why the FBI still has not responded to a House request for documents about how the White House was able to “unmask” the names of Americans incidentally spied on during an apparently contrived Obama admin "foreign electronic intelligence operation" timed to run during...
  • Intelligence Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team

    03/23/2017 3:38:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    A House intelligence committee investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to inauguration. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, indicated that the administration used its foreign intelligence gathering authority to spy on the discussions of Trump and his transition team by improperly unmasking the identity of Americans who were swept up in foreign electronic spying. "What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps...
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: SYRIA STORING IRAQ'S WMDS

    05/02/2016 12:12:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 5/2/16 | Bill Gertz
    The weapons were thereWe are rerunning this piece from our October 29, 2003 issue. It was originally published by The Washington Times.Iraqi military officers destroyed or hid chemical, biological and nuclear weapons goods in the weeks before the war, the nation's top satellite spy director said yesterday. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, said vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to the arms programs were shipped to Syria. Other goods probably were sent throughout Iraq in small quantities and documents probably were stashed in...
  • China Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

    11/09/2015 11:58:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/9/2015 | Bill Gertz
    China recently conducted a flight test of a new missile capable of knocking out U.S. satellites as part of Beijing's growing space warfare arsenal. The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test. A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight test carried out Nov. 1. Photos of the missile's contrails were posted online.
  • Russia Nearing Deployment of New Intermediate-Range Naval Missile

    08/22/2015 6:55:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is nearing deployment of a new missile capable of targeting all of Europe with nuclear or conventional warheads, according to defense officials. Disclosure of the new SSN-30A missile threat comes as Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday warned that Moscow under Vladmir Putin is reemerging as an existential security threat. Russia “is a very, very significant threat,” Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. “And I think a point that they’ve made, but I would certainly make: Russia poses an existential threat to the United States by virtue simply of the size of the nuclear arsenal that it has.” Regarding...
  • The New Axis of Evil Waging Unconventional Warfare

    11/27/2014 8:59:54 AM PST · by harpu · 14 replies
    www.rightsidenews.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    For years, we have been warned about solidifying a new Axis of Evil between Russia, China and Iran. It is now fully formed and growing in strength. Already Russia and China’s militaries have grown arguably more powerful than ours if you consider their nuclear arsenals and Obama’s rigorous gutting of our military stockpiles and forces. The purge continues daily. All the while a military/security pact has flourished among the Axis of Evil players via the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Unlike the US, our enemies realize that the Cold War never ended… it shifted and put on a new face. We must...
  • Obama issued 2010 directive to allow use of U.S. Military against American citizens

    06/03/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/14 | Jim Emerson
    The Washington Times’ Bill Gertz revealed last week in his “Inside the Ring” column that Barack Obama issued a directive, in 2010, to the Department of Defense allowing the use of the United States Military against American Citizens. (1) In a recent speech, Obama assured the audience that the nation should seek to avoid military misadventures abroad. A conspiracy theorist would see this as evidence that the Democratic Administration is planning to use the military against the American public instead. Anyone familiar with government documents is well aware of the devil being in the details and that it is often...
  • Stolen F-35 Secrets Now Showing Up in China’s Stealth Fighter

    03/13/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/13/2014 | Bill Gertz
    A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber spying against the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took place in 2007 under what U.S. intelligence agencies codenamed Operation Byzantine Hades, a large-scale, multi-year cyber program that targeted governments and industry. Defense officials said the stolen data was obtained by a Chinese military unit called a Technical Reconnaissance Bureau in the Chengdu province. The data was then passed to the...
  • U.S. seeking Al Qaeda terrorist linked to Benghazi attack (NYT stunned)

    01/04/2014 6:34:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/03/13 | Bill Gertz
    The U.S. government is trying to apprehend an al Qaeda terrorist wanted for his role in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans. The suspect, Muhammad Jamal, was imprisoned in Egypt last fall and in September was being held by the Egyptian government. His current whereabouts could not be confirmed, said U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. One official said Jamal remains in Egyptian custody, contrary to reports that he was in Yemen.