No 'False Flag' for China Spy

Claim that Pentagon mole thought he was dealing with Taiwan not true, indictment reveals
By Jess Kilby,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 9:12 PM CDT
No 'False Flag' for China Spy
Pentagon official James Fodren was indicted today for providing classified information to China. Fodren has said he thought he was working with the Taiwanese government.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(Newser) – A Pentagon official who said he was tricked into giving classified information to China by an agent who claimed to work for Taiwan was actually aware for a full decade that he was dealing with China, the AP reports. The indictment today of James Fondren Jr also revealed that Fondren traveled to China with his Taiwanese handler in 1999 and met with government officials.

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