China Recruited Scientists At Top U.S. Nuclear Lab To Design Missiles, Drones: Report

More than 150 Chinese scientists were recruited by Communist China from America's top nuclear lab.
Military vehicles carrying HHQ-9B surface-to-air missiles participate in a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A new private intelligence report by Strider Technologies uncovered that, in the last two decades, at least 154 Chinese scientists working on government-sponsored research at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been recruited to conduct scientific work in China.
  • These scientists were recruited back to China​ to work on developing technologies including deep-earth-penetrating warheads, quiet submarines, drones, and hypersonic missiles.
  • Greg Levesque, the lead author of the report and co-founder of Strider, emphasized the talent transfer’s “direct threat to U.S. national security.
  • According to Levesque, “China is playing a game that we are not prepared for, and we need to really begin to mobilize.”

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