China’s Huawei Cell Towers Can Spy On Strategic Command: FBI


At a glance

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation found that Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers was capable of capturing and disrupting highly restricted Defense Department communications, including those used by U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of the nation’s nuclear weapon arsenal.
  • “This gets into some of the most sensitive things we do,” said one former FBI official with knowledge of the investigation. “It would impact our ability for essentially command and control with the nuclear triad.”

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