PACOM contractor charged with sharing nuclear secrets with China

A former Army officer has been arrested and charged  in Hawaii for sharing nuclear secrets with a Chinese woman living in the U.S. on a visa, according to a report by a Hawaiian television station.

Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 59, is a defense contractor working at U.S. Pacific Command. He allegedly passed information relating to “nuclear weapons …  the planned deployment of U.S. strategic nuclear systems … the ability of the United States to detect low- and medium-range ballistic missiles of foreign governments, and … the deployment of U.S. early warning radar systems in the Pacific Rim,” according to court documents.

Bishop, 59, had a relationship with the Chinese woman, 27, which he hid from U.S. officials. He was arrested Friday at his office at U.S. Pacific Command. He was arrested without incident, according to the report.

Bishop was charged with “one count of willfully communicating national defense information to a person not entitled to receive such information and one count of unlawfully retaining documents related to the national defense,” according to KITV’s report. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail.

There were no further details in the affidavit about the content of the information Bishop allegedly shared with the woman, according to the report.

The arrest comes on the heels of the announcement by Defense Secretary Hagel that the U.S. will boost its missile defense system to protect U.S. borders.

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  • Nadnerbus

    Was that wrong? Should he have not done that?

    “Bishop, 59, had a relationship with the Chinese woman, 27, which he hid from U.S. officials.”

    It’s always the wrong head guiding these decisions.

    • Teddy
      • Restore Palestine

        Am we supposed to believe that you are always reporting your relationships with women to the US government?

        • Nadnerbus

          I think he meant more specifically a relationship with a foreign national, especially a citizen of a rising military power that has been spying for military secrets from the US like crazy.

          If she was Mary Jane Rottencrotch from Sioux City Iowa, I doubt there would have been much concern.

        • tmb2

          Anyone with access to classified materials is required by law to disclose relations with foreign nationals whether that be a girlfriend, wife, or blood relative.

    • Musson

      Aw come on. She was just with him because he was ‘so funny.’

    • ArmyofAll

      He should be sent to Gitmo and she should be sent to hell- The Contractor should have their clearance totally revoked- and the CEO arrested for treason and also sent to Gitmo

      • Lulz

        LOL – Send em all to GITMO!!

        • KE Lowe
      • Nadnerbus

        What is up with the “send ’em to Gitmo” meme? Do any of you really advocate extra judicial punishment for American Citizens, regardless of the severity of the crime? If he is guilty of treason, which on the surface he probably is, he should be duly convicted and serve the appropriate sentence. He shouldn’t be extradited outside of the sphere of US law so he can have all rights removed without due process. That is a loathsome strategy and should be abhorrent to anyone who believes in the rule of law.

        • Doc jock
        • Doc jock
    • bruce

      wonder if he is related to slick willie……..

    • Guest

      Federal A$$ Rapin Prison.

    • Luis reach

      Sure she was looking not only at a sugar daddy but also at Avery stupid man.

    • drum@ptd.net

      KILL HIM HE’S A %^$*#(@)) ((*&^ WASTE AT BEST

  • Yeah

    Should have reported her to the officials. why? he was not having a relationship he was planning on giving secrets to Chinese. Hell with 20 years give him life.

    • DAVE

      WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY???? THIS IS OUT AND OUT TREASON! WE AS A NATION HAVE GOTTEN TOO COMPLACENT WITH WHOM IS GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR DEFENSE SYSTEM INFORMATION.

      • Kim

        SHOUTFEST!!!!

      • blight_

        Look at the man’s resume. It’s easy to imagine how someone who puts in years of service to the government would be trusted with government information.

    • USS ENTERPRISE

      Yeah, no shout-fest from here. But yes, giving away ANY top secret info should result in a serious punishment. Whats more, these missiles are kinda important. Knocking out nukes on missiles might be a capability the US may need to have, especially after all this hulla-bullo about NK and Iran.

    • JDC

      20 years my hiney. This is high treason and should be punishable by death, peacetime or not!

    • art vandaly

      Try him and then execute him for espionage. Let’s get it over with. Oh and by the way lets make sure we stop his retirement pay.

      • Restore Palestine

        Try him and execute him? Even if the jury acquits? You sound like you would poison the jury, commit prosecutorial misconduct and murder the guy on fabricated charges. You don’t give a damn about another person’s life regardless of guilt or innocence. Did you learn that from the FBI or the CIA?

  • William_C1

    When your girlfriend starts a detailed discussion about the deployment of strategic nuclear weaponry and ballistic missile defense systems, something might be a bit off.

    • Nick T.

      Especially if the guy knows she is Chinese.

      Anyway, do we know what happened to the woman? Has she been detained or what?

      • blight_

        Probably disappeared into the Chinese embassy. She’ll get new papers, change her appearance and take a commercial flight out to Beijing.

        Mission accomplished?

        As an officer his punishment must be proportionally magnified compared to the actions of an enlisted man who commits treason. If Manning is imprisoned for life, then this man must be shot.

    • Musson

      Yeah. But – who listens when a woman drones on and on?

      • Brandon

        ha ha

      • Lowe
    • http://twitter.com/standfree4ever @standfree4ever

      She was only asking about the missile in my pants.

      • whatever

        and the engineer was talking about the technologies applied to support the missile in your pants, huh.

        must have been some really god damn good and profitable technology

        how long have you had ED with the missile in your pants?

    • guest

      She really loved him….she was just interested in his work and wanted to get closer……bahah hahaha

    • JVJ

      Indeed. When your woman steps out of the kitchen, except to bring you a sandwich and a cold beer, be very weary, it may lead to espionage charges, and pound-you-in-the-ass federal prison.

    • Restore Palestine

      Is this ****-for-brain moron William_C1 hallucinating again? Nowhere in the article does it mention the engineer’s girlfriend starting a detailed discussion about anything. And for this piece of BS post he gets 93 thumbs-up’s? HaHa. Something stinks like a rat here.

      Wanna create your own version of the story for trial here? Nice script for recommending your own BS posts.

      What a brainless punk.

      • USS ENTERPRISE

        Brainless punk. I believe the saying goes “it takes one to know one”.

  • Davis

    Reported or not, Bishop, an older man with nuclear secrets, didn’t find it suspicious that a much younger national of an enemy government (YES enemy – no typo there), would out-of-the-blue want to have a relationship with him?

    Oh, and because I’m shameless, can we get a photo of the Chinese women he was seeing to find out whether she was worth spending up to 20 years in jail for?

    • guest

      that’s awesome! honest, direct, and soooo correct! :-D

    • TheProIsraelLobby

      Restore Palestine, you should take note that YOU need to learn better English grammar and syntax before you write BS on this website.

      ^ It’ll make you sound more credible and less like a douche.

      BTW GO ISRAEL!!!! Keepin’ Palestinians in their place since 1948!!!!

      • Davis

        ProIsraelLobby just let Restore Palestine talk. No matter what he says it won’t change the fact that you actually have a recognized country and all Palestine has is a few strips of land Israel gave to them out of pity. Oh, and Restore Palestine you are the last person on Earth who should preach about brutalizing helpless people. What has Palestine given to this world other than terrorists and a record number of suicide bombers? Quit being a troll; this site is for intelligent people to give their opinions on emerging military technology, not to argue about politics and grammar and syntax.

        • Davis

          Calm down Restore Palestine, I am grateful you are here. Not for what you believe to be “shock treatment” but for your great comedic relief on a site that is usually very serious. And I know the Israelis are grateful for the Palestinian people as well. For decades, the Palestinians have served as great moving targets for the Israeli Army to practice their marksmanship on. I think we all owe you a debt of gratitude Restore Palestine. Please don’t ever stop trollin’ this website.

          • USS ENTERPRISE

            Yeah, whatever. Its kinda funny poking at your ideals, as they are easy to pick out and disprove. As for brainwashing, I would suggest reference North Korea, the Taliban, and you. Oh, and if you were calm, then you wouldn’t be coming to this site simply to “insult” people into submission. Your racist, fascist, violent views are hardly helpful or useful. So CALM down. Kudos to Davis. Backing you up.

          • Privateer_USA

            Restore Palestine,what the hell does this BULL$HIT got to do with this story?

          • Guest

            ALCON,

            Recommend simply clicking the ‘Report’ button on the terrorist thug ‘Restore Palestine’. Reasons for reporting include: inappropriate comments, terrorist threats (refer to previous comments on ‘bombs’), and other reasons. Thumbs down votes also are appropriate.

            Can’t really ‘blame’ her though, when you’re raised in a culture of violence and hate, then what else do you expect from a troll such as her?

            Of course, I’m assuming it’s a her since she’s doing a lot of whining here….

    • Jonathan

      Yeah I want to see a picture too, actually I want to see pictures of both of them, just to see if he was getting taken.

    • Privateer_USA

      Funny, but true.

  • Tri-ring

    It’s obviously a honey trap, how else would a guy at the age of 59 get a girl at the age of 27 unless he was loaded.

    • Bill

      Doing the horizontal mambo an old bugger 59 male with a 27 year old girl he’s lucky he didn’t get warped up with catch a predator TV show also.

    • riceball

      Maybe he was hung like Ron Jeremy.

    • JVJ

      Actually, the Feds did him a favor. Having sex with such a young firecracker could have given him a heart attack.

  • oblatt

    Army officer sells his country out to become a contractor and then its hardly surprising that he sells his country out again to the Chinese. No doubt most contractors would do the same if they had the chance.

    • William_C1

      Do you even have a job?

      • Lowe
    • romeo

      Let me guess…you try to be a contractor but you never finished high school, right?
      Oh, right, you got kicked out the military cause you cause you are special…So now you are hating on contractor making good money. lol
      sad…

      • oblatt

        Sorry sounds a lot closer to your milieu then mine.

    • Ajax

      I’m a contractor and I’m entirely loyal to the USA. Go suck on those sour grapes of yours elsewhere.

    • southernkid

      A-MAN brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • pat

      Sells out his country to become a contractor? Most contractors would do the same if they had the chance? Who the hell are you to say that? You have zero idea how things work and obviously zero understanding of the military; get a clue and apologies for generalizing that patriotic americans who work as contractors are somehow all spies…you suck!

    • respawnd

      Spoken like true loser

  • STemplar

    Hang him.

    • William_C1

      Let them hang Bradley Manning first. At least this guy didn’t do it on purpose.

      • d. kellogg

        Didn’t do it on purpose?
        Really?
        I’m sure he was just making small talk with this little chinese trollop then.
        Maybe she drugged him and waterboarded it out of him, but he saw it as kinky sex games?

        According to yearly briefings every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airwarrior, and contractor receives, the senior person involved is expected, even mandated, that they will be the moral compass in determining that inappropriate relationships must be ended.
        He chose to stay, he chose to give her that information.
        He DID do it deliberately.
        Planning for a golden retirement with his chinese whore bride behind the walls of the Middle Kingdom?

        We need to go back to executing traitors, as a lesson that others don’t do it.
        He gets a slap on the wrist with a prison term and some low-to-medium security joint where the inmates get a disgusting level of comfortable living at taxpayers expense.
        Put this guy in with maximum security bubbas looking for a new prison wife.

      • Bill

        ??? – Manning’s intentions were at least founded on moral grounds and was doing so without any reward; this shit-breed is following his dick and potential payout.

        I’d buy him lumber and rope, and force him to build his gallows.

        • Kim

          What Manning did was not much different from what Ellsberg did with ‘The Pentagon Papers’ back in 1971: Exposing his government’s lies about a war. It may be very hard for many to accept that their own government could do such a thing, and to some it is simply not possible. So better kill the messenger, goes an argument.

          Surely the information Manning leaked by way of Wikileaks is not exactly supporting the US war effort, but there’s a long way from that and to see it as a threat to national security. Just like with The Pentagon papers the leaked info was screened before being published, in order not to not jeopardize individuals mentioned.

          To the argument that leaking info such as that mentioned above is helping the enemy (whoever the enemy of the day is) then so is – say – protesting the Vietnam War, the Irag invasion or even writing these very words.

          • tmb2

            Manning didn’t just grab one or two documents to expose a particular situation. He stole hundreds of thousands of classified DoD and DoS documents and diplomatic messages. You really think he read them all to decide which ones “exposed government lies?” He had no idea what he threw out there for the world to see. If a document he stole gets read by the enemy and leads to someone’s death, that makes him an accessory to that death. He provided classified materials to anyone in the world who may want to read them. That isn’t a threat to national security?

          • Restore Palestine

            You don’t even understand the meaning of the word “steal” but then if you are an American, chances are you are just a dropout-grade moron.

            You should wish you had one tenth of Bradley Mannings’ back bone and brains. To be fair to you, 90% of the posters on this board are brainless, morally-defunct, good-at-nothing punks.

          • Chet Steddman

            Please no one respond to Restore Palestine, not worth the time. The more she gets a rise out of people the more her comments litter these discussions….

          • blight_

            The Pentagon Papers popped the lid on the fact that we were in Cambodia and Laos; which was previously unknown. I’d call that pretty big pie in the face.

          • tmb2

            Not disagreeing that the Pentagon Papers exposure was important. I’m just pointing out the fallacy that Manning is some heroic crusader. He pretty much went to Top Secret sites and grabbed everything he could get his hands on without having a clue or care about the contents.

          • William_C1

            Exactly. He is a coward and a traitor who wanted to remembered as some sort of hero by the American left.

          • Kim

            Of course Manning didn’t read all the documents, but then he damn well didn’t ‘throw them out for the world to see’ either: He turned them over to Wikileaks to screen, as you would have known if you a) read my message twice before hitting your keyboard, or b) had the least bit of insight concerning the Wikileaks case. Try reading newspapers; you’ll be better informed that way.

            Now a question; If a demonstration against US involvement in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan was encouraging Vietcong, Iraqui insurgents or The Mujahedin in their fight against US troops, does that make the people demonstrating an accessory to US soldiers’ death?

          • tmb2

            I read what you wrote. It was irrelevant. It doesn’t mean a bit of difference if he posted them all online himself or gave them to an organization designed to publicize whatever information it gets.

            To answer your question: No, a protest in favor of the enemy doesn’t make you an accessory to what they do. Providing anything material that helps the enemy does whether that be information, supplies, weapons, etc.

          • Restore Palestine

            HaHa. The US government is creating enemies by committing war crimes / atrocities against other countries INSIDE THEIR TERRITORIES.

            It’s every soldier’s duty to expose war crimes and criminal activities of his own government and military leadership.

          • tmb2

            It’s every soldier’s job to prevent war crimes and criminal activities and report allegations to the proper authorities, not call a bunch of newspapers offering stolen information hoping one of them will do it for you. If he was really out to right the wrongs in the world, he should have reported the crimes he thought he saw to his superiors and if he absolutely in his heart had to steal and expose the data he should have uploaded it and immediately turned himself in and faced his punishment. He is guilty of stealing and sharing classified data. All other charges are still in the court.

          • Restore Palestine

            HaHa. “Proper authorities”? In America? HaHaHa

            The US government itself has been the perpetrator of war crimes!

          • blight_

            If he thought he saw war crimes, he would’ve gone to the ICC instead of Julian Assange.

          • Restore Palestine

            If the ICC were any good, GW Bush, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, and ALL senior US military officers involved in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been arrested, charged, convicted, and executed.

          • blight_

            Sure; it’s a cudgel for punishing people of the lesser nations. Good enough for Saddam and Milosevic, but not people at the highest levels of power in the United States or any other Security Council nation.

            To that end, how is leaking to Assange any better? It’s pretty obvious that nobody was really in any position to “get back” at politicians at the top, and that leaking information isn’t much of an instrument of retribution.

            If he had elected to be conscientious, the appropriate avenue would’ve been “through official channels”, and before the army takes away your security clearance, you send information to the ICC, and perhaps someone with instructions to take it to the media if the ICC gets squelched.

            I’m sure people have already tried to charge Bush Jr with war crimes, even without confirmatory information provided by Wikileaks. But if it isn’t about war crimes, then what is it about?

          • Restore Palestine

            There is no doubt that the Wikileak route is better because it has actually achieved the desired goal and effect. The world now has a far better, clearer picture of the hypocritical and criminal US government and military.

          • blight_

            Faster turnaround than the Pentagon Papers, I suppose. Those were leaked in 1971 and covered events from the ’50s-’60s. Manning’s leak was a little…fresher.

            So at this point we concede that Manning’s leak really had nothing to do with the classical bring-bush-to-justice, but is more about kicking secret information into the light.

            I think it would be a perfect way to…/justify/ unpleasantries just by using Wikileaks. For instance, put some cables about Gaddafi in there for Manning to find and leak.

            From a practical standpoint; the gains from leaking seem more informational than moral.

      • Restore Palestine

        William_C1, I would rather hang you a billion times first.

        • William_C1

          Try it.

          • Restore Palestine

            How about posting your picture and address first, coward.

    • Restore Palestine

      You first, STemplar.

    • maddawg77

      Chop his head off

    • John Reilly

      Hang him and her. Remember the Rosenbergs???

    • Raptor7

      Hang him high!

  • romeo

    you know “SEX” / “WOMEN” is always going to be the motive.
    Especially with tiny women.
    It’s the most successful and ancient spy weapon. And man will always fall.
    I bet you this white boy, which there is not doubt he’s white, thought he was on top of the world. lol

    • juliet

      Haha – Especially with tiny women.

    • guest

      what kind of man likes a woman with big boobs and a small V J J….well here he is…a man with a BIG MOUTH and a little dinker

  • Dannyk

    “lol”. Racist idiot.

  • Dennis Barrett

    And the woman? Arrested for being a spy? No other story on that?

    • tmb2

      She’s probably long gone.

    • Restore Palestine

      Maybe it’s a poorly fabricated charge. There was no woman, Chinese or American.

      • Nadnerbus

        I understand you are anti-everything US. But what is the motive behind “fabricating” this? To turn a nation that is our primary trading partner into an enemy? Just to screw over this one guy? Is it really that hard for you to believe that China might employ the ancient art of spying to gain useful information, an art that EVERY country uses? (Even “Palestine!”).

        I actually respect contrarianism (did I just make up a word?), but everything you post smacks of dogmatic ideology, where you start out with the absolute axiom that the US is evil and work backwards from there, evidence not required. Do yourself a favor and open your eyes a little wider, and even more, your mind.

        • Restore Palestine

          Wait. I am not anti-everything US. That’s a false charge. The US government has fabricated false charges against many nations. Have forgotten the BS charge about WMDs in Iraq? Or 9-11 terrorists in Afghanistan? Or the Gulf of Tonkin incident against North Vietnam?

          The US needs enemies, and hence wars, for its economy to function. One of the most important businesses of US has been manufacturing weapons and wars. Stealing money from other countries and American citizens through printing the FR note is another business.

          The US government, through its various agencies, has fabricated false charges against and jailed many Americans. I don’t expect you to admit it. What’s the motive for framing people? Why not make that an exercise for yourself. You’ve lived long enough to think about such relatively simple problems in life, right?

    • Isaac

      She was most likely shot out back.

  • blight_

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/benjamin-bishop/a/96a

    Benjamin Bishop
    U.S. Pacific Command
    Camp H M Smith, Hawaii (Hawaiian Islands) Military

    Senior Analyst
    U.S. Pacific Command
    May 2012 – Present (11 months)

    JROC/JCIDS and Cybersecurity and Operational Energy
    Lieutenant Colonel
    U.S. Army
    Government Agency; 10,001 employees; Military industry
    February 2002 – May 2012 (10 years 4 months)

    Special Forces
    Strategic Planner
    U.S. Pacific Command
    May 2010 – April 2012 (2 years)

    J5 Planner on Extended Deterrence
    Mason
    Aloha Shrine
    2001 – 2012 (11 years)

    Special Operations Planner
    US Joint Forces Command
    Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry
    April 2008 – February 2009 (11 months)

    Special Operations Planner within Joint Enabling Capabilities Command

    Naval War College
    2003 – 2009

    Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management
    MBA, Management Information Decision Systems
    1974 – 1977

    Groups and Associations:
    American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Sojourners, Free & Accepted Masons

    Honolulu Free Masons

    Special Forces Veterans

    U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) Alumni

    U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

    USSOCOM Alumni

    • Jonathan

      Very impressive resume! It’s a shame.

    • guest

      Looks to be a civil servant not a contractor

    • P russell

      He is a mason that’s the problem not that he was getting some slant eye Chinese nooky as Romeo was stating. His resume is better that our commander in chief the highess Obama .

      • blight_

        Why? Not like the Chinese are Masons too and part of some global Masonic conspiracy.

        Unless…

  • looselipsnukeships

    What kind of moron (who works in the defense industry) wouldn’t assume a Chinese woman half his age was a spy given their track record in these matters?

    Treason has one punishment

    • Tyler

      Agreed.

  • guest

    The Soviets ran a successful espionage program against the US for decades yet as we now know they had no intention of taking on the West in a contest of arms. Can we say that about the Chinese with any confidence? Between cyber-espionage and the old fashion face to face sort, the US could lose whatever the Chinese start before we realize they’ve started and that we’ve lost. The US needs to reform its counter-espionage attitude by assuming there are far more traitors then we’ve seen in the past and to assume their are far more foreign nationals spying in one form or another for other governments. From these assumptions we should become far more aggressive in monitoring, investigating and punishing those we catch.

  • Ron

    A woman’s private part is the most powerful weapon in the world, history be told empires as well as powerful men all fell cause of it.

    • Kim

      I know of some men, but which empires fell?

      • Uncle Bill

        Pick Systems.

  • Prodozul

    On the flip side the FBI just arrested a Chinese spy for having unlimited access to NASA’s projects and stuff.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/watchdog-alert-fbi-

    Best part was he had a one-way ticket to China when they got him.

  • Jane

    Men are so weak. All the Chinese, Russians and Israelis have to do is send a good looking woman, flash boobs and the stupid male reveals everything.

    • BlackOwl18E

      I find this comment offensive. You’re implying that all men are the same. There have been incidents, believe it or not, when a woman who is a spy attempts to seduce a man for information and they don’t give in. Those incidents aren’t reported because they don’t grab as much attention.

      • GroUpFolks

        In this case “there’s no fool like an old fool”. Congratulations on being one of the minority who do not let his johnson dictate his life. You need to pass your great mental abilities on to your gender. Sorry but if the shoe fits?????

    • Nadnerbus

      Eh, I’m a man, and I find a sad amount of truth to it. Obviously not total truth, but enough to be a trend. And it’s not so much getting the guy sexually interested. It’s getting his heart. If a woman can find her way inside a guy’s emotional defenses and get him to fall for her, she can do untold damage, to him, or in this case (maybe?) his country.

  • oblatt

    >At least this guy didn’t do it on purpose.

    Because when every day you betray your nation as a corrupt contractor, handing over secrets to the Chinese just seems a natural.

    >It’s the most successful and ancient spy weapon. And man will always fall.

    Sounds like you would do the same. Maybe if a north Korean nuke penetrated the US missile defense and wiped out a city because of the information the contractor handed over – you’d wipe the smirk off your face – but probably not.

    No doubt the Chinese secret service knows what the KGB knew that contractors are the easiest target. As Gordievsky says in the history of the KGB the contractors unlike other organizations – all had a price – and usually it was surprisingly low.

    • defense_contractor

      I am a defense contractor and take offense in your personal assessment of our loyalty to our nation. Many defense contractors are ex-military, so you don’t have a monopoly on military service and dedication.

      It appears that you are a wanabee defense contarctor that was rejected, that is you didn’t make the cut!!!

      • Restore Palestine

        What a laugh. A defense contractor is a business entity, not a person. I don’t suppose your business has installed Artificial Intelligence programs that monitor the web for criticisms of the filthy greedy defense contractors.

        Shut down the computer and go clean the toilets.

  • Mikey

    I can’t help but think that if the U.S. would start shooting these traitors instead of jailing them. I’d bet that they would at least think twice before giving up our country. Shoot the SOB

    • drum@ptd.net

      no doubt

    • Terry

      Spot on!

  • Lance

    Not surprised lonely American men make easy targets. its China’s new ultra new weapon: hot Sexy Asian women!!! Idea is make make the USA 1/2 Chinese by 2050! Joke….

  • Yeah

    wonder why he was targeted look at the linkedin post. be smart people and not tell your life. Its not a secret but you are just making yourself a target.

    • d. kellogg

      Yup,
      and part of various Army awareness programs we received every year was to do exactly opposite what he did: do NOT broadcast yourself to the point you become the mark (targetted individual) of foreign interests looking to undermine the US.
      You absolutely do NOT post up all that stuff about yourself, ESPECIALLY if you have the kind of sensitive information access this nut did.

      Maybe he can use the Petreaus Ego Defense, believing “as important as I am, I SHOULD BE allowed to get away with it.”

      Or maybe it’s all one big plausible deniability hoax to garner more support for even more big budget defense contracts now needed to undo the potential damage this guy caused.
      More money for missile defense now!
      More money for cyber warfare now!
      More money needed to study methods our leaders can use to actually get away with it next time!

  • majr0d

    Great news! Bradley Manning will have a roomie.

    • Restore Palestine

      Shame on you.

      Bradley Manning is a true American hero. You are nothing.

      Before you yell “great news”, learn to question the truthfulness of the claims and the credibility of the source. Didn’t your parents teach you this when you were 8 or 9?

      • majr0d

        LOL, Yeah, I’ll tell that to the VA nexct time I go. They only gave me 70% combat/service related related disability.

        While we’re on the subject, what exactly have you done?

        • majr0d

          I actually got medals for killing America’s enemies :)

          • Restore Palestine

            Those were not America’s enemies. They were victims of US military industrial complex and filthy, morally defunct US politicians and soldiers.

          • majr0d

            Invent Palestine- We had other names for them but whatever floats your boat.

            cracked – :)

          • Restore Palestine

            You risk your life for a janitor’s pay, get injured for a small useless piece of metal, and the military industrial complex pocket billions and billions in the process.

            What a bargain for you, eh? HaHa.

          • majr0d

            It’s called the service for a reason. You don’t do it for the money.

            Implying differently is a feeble attempt on your part to win some kind of victory. It’s kind of like Arab Israeli wars. You don’t even realize your sitting in a smoking crater.

            Keep talking dude. You’re your own worst enemy.

          • Restore Palestine

            Since when has illegally invading other countries and killing innocent civilians become “service for a reason” ?

            Feel free to work for free. Enlist for another tour and get killed. In due time, you will enter history books as an accessory to war crime. The more medals you collect, the worse the crime you are committing against humanity.

          • majr0d

            Dude, when you’re standing in a grave, stop digging. We all know you’re a troll. There’s no need to prove it more.

          • crackedlenses

            Beautifully played, sir. ;)

          • Restore Palestine

            HaHa. The military industrial complex has played you and him beautifully. And you don’t even have a clue.

  • Tweedle Dee

    did she blab to the chinese or is this a case of just trying to crack down on leaks?

  • Bob Harper

    I’m 73. Do you think I could get one of those 27 year olds if I told Secrets ?

    • Restore Palestine

      Do you have 73 million to give away? or secrets of similar value.

  • Manuel Sanchez

    This offense is a National Security Violation, consequences well know by the general populatuion as equal to treason for release of Top Secret Information, and should be dealt with swiftly by execution. I agree, this person should be shot to death. The could mean a re-living of ” Pearl Harbor “. A Vietnam Veteran.

  • Cav Vet

    I’m sure we know that a lot of men can be persuaded by women. I am certain that we use the same tactics against our enemies. Our intelligence agencies know that Chinese and other foreign men are very attracted to American women and use them to get information/secrets that we want. Tit for Tat!!!

  • Jim Voelkl

    Give him the same punishment the Chinese would give one of their own for committing the same offense.

  • Jack

    Why aren’t people like this being charged with treason any more?

  • Restore Palestine

    Sounds like the US government is trying to frame the 59 y.o. engineer with entrapment and fabricated charges.

    I’ll bet there are tens of thousands of young Chinese women in America. And brainless freaks on this board would label every one of them a Chinese spy.

    To me, it’s perfectly normal for an experienced engineer to recite his knowledge or accomplishments to his wife or girl-friend. In fact, I’ll bet that ALL of the good-at-nothing US hypocrites on this board would even make up some stories to impress their girl-friends.

    • Simple Man

      especially tracking and positioning and targeting intel. Let the law take its course, but in the meantime, we must be aware that our adversaries are doing their best to steal whatever they can.

    • ibsteve2u

      Seems to me – judging by both the quantity and content of your posts – that you have a vested interest in insuring that the government of the United States of America cannot and/or does not prosecute spies.

      Which makes a reader – or at least this reader – curious as to the amount of access you have to America’s or any other nation’s/organized group’s sensitive material.

      • Restore Palestine

        What’s your evidence for claiming that the 59 y.o. engineer is a spy?

        • blight_

          Gonna take a moment to be devil’s advocate here.

          What advantage does the United States gain in claiming someone is a spy? For instance, what if Bradley Manning wasn’t a spy? What if the entire Wikileaks is made up? Why even trust the news? It’s all Illuminati/Space Aliens/Rothschild if you build up enough shadowy links.

          Where people draw their lines between truth and reality is really up to them. You can either elect to trust that the government is probabilistically telling the truth about Bradley Manning but not this analyst, or that both are lies, or that the analyst is a spy and Manning did not do what he says/confesses that he did.

          With enough conspiracy-minded thinking one could think Assange is some kind of deep CIA asset.

          • Restore Palestine

            The same advantage that the US tries to gain in accusing other countries of being “non-democratic” and so on, so forth. It’s getting old but the schemers are either too old or too dumb to get it.

            America’s lame strategy has been criticized by many head of states and diplomats from Asia and Europe, notably by current or former leaders of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.

          • crackedlenses

            “notably by current or former leaders of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.”

            Actually, Americans don’t really give a @#$% what these other countries think. The US is made up of people who apparently thought the US was a better country to live in than any of these other places.

            Throwing their names out doesn’t really give your tirades any credibility.

          • Restore Palestine

            No, crackhead. In order to form an informed opinion about the best country to live, one would first have to know something about other countries. Americans are so dumb they don’t even have a clue about their own country, which is going down the toilet as we speak.

            Go back to snorting powders and leave the posting to the informed. Can you handle that, crackedhead?

  • http://www.weplaygod.com WPG

    I don’t know wether to laugh or cry

  • Fred

    Twenty years, my ass, give him death. Mr Bishop is a traitor. This would set an example for anyone who tried this

    • Restore Palestine

      Ha! Not even the slightest doubt about the truthfulness of the claims in the story. If it’s a charge by the government, it must be “true”, right?

      What a simpleton!

      Any wonder why your country is going down the toilet so fast. Too many gullible, uneducated overgrown kids.

  • Jim

    Hang them both – treason, were they politicians

    • Restore Palestine

      How old are you? You sound like 6 or 7, with an IQ of the same magnitude.

      But thanks for providing additional evidence to support my well-grounded assertion that Americans as a group are the most naive, and easily manipulated bunch in the world.

      • Jonathan

        “Americans as a group are the most naive, and easily manipulated bunch in the world”

        Um what about the North Koreans?

        • Restore Palestine

          I think the North Koreans are suffering because of US military threats, open hostility / aggression, constant meddling and manipulations.

          • crackedlenses

            Now, now, the Norks are starving and torturing their own just fine without our help. Do be reasonable (smrk)…..

  • Simple Man

    Hey GI! Me love you long time!

    I hate to say it, but polygraphs should be standard on any classified work being done by 1st or even 2nd generation foreign nationals from potential adversaries.

    Just like our intel services, our counterintelligence services are ossified and sclerotic. Maybe understaffed? I don’t know. But when the alarm bells are going off about Chinese political, trade, and military espionage and the massive hacking of our networks, we really need to look at what we are doing and how and why.

  • William C. LeFay

    Bishop’s acts are Treason,if proven and he is convicted! Should that be the case, the Death Penalty is demanded by this citizen and veteran of this United States. Damn the “Do Gooders” and their ilk who would suggest otherwise.

  • sarge

    and why hasnt this guy been charged with treason. and once found guilty taken out and shot.

  • ibsteve2u

    The irony is all you have to do is become a CEO of an American corporation and you can give the PRC all of the American technology and know-how you want to in the name of profit – and that goes double if you destroy American jobs and the tax base it takes to fund our military in the process.

  • ibsteve2u

    The irony is all you have to do is become CEO of a major corporation and you can give the PRC all of the American technology and know-how you want in the name of profit – and that goes double if you destroy American jobs and the tax base it takes to fund our military in the process.

    • Restore Palestine

      Considering how much money the US government is stealing from China by printing worthless dollars day and night, the US would still come out ahead if it gives all its technology to China. Besides, most of the so-called “US technology” isn’t worth a damn (military or otherwise) after taking its negative environmental impacts into account.

      • Jonathan

        “negative environmental impacts” It’s military technology it does what it’s supposed to do. You’re judging it on it’s ability to hug trees? I guess that makes sense coming from someone who want to “Restore Palestine” a country which never existed.

  • Mikee56

    Just goes to show you what the caliber of the Dod personnel has degraded to. I say put him in front of a firing squad and let it be known that treason will not be tolerated !

    • Restore Palestine

      not anywhere as low as you have, brainless punk.

      • Jonathan

        “Brainless punk” Bit of a bestial remark don’t you think?

  • wally

    This is bull. Bring back the old Army how would have this guys butt against the wall and the firing squad doing a lock and load.

    • Restore Palestine

      I’d like to see you burned alive on a cross.

      • Jonathan

        Mohamedist.

        • Restore Palestine

          Who crucified Jesus Christ again?

          • crackedlenses

            Nazi. (If you don’t get this reference, you are a historical dweeb.)

    • blight_

      No, they wouldn’t.

      The United States hasn’t executed people for espionage for a long time, and the last deserter executed was in WW2. Soldiers were executed for murder, but only for killing Americans.

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  • Marine Corps Vet

    Yes, he is a ” TRAITOR “, and what he done is known as ” TREASON “. It is punishable by ” DEATH BY A FIRING SQUAD “. If he is found ” GUILTY ” then they should carry it out to the fullest extent. Let the ” GOVERNMENT ” show the ones who do these despicable crimes against ” OUR COUNTRY “, that ” WE WILL NOT ” tolerate here in the ” UNITED STATES of AMERICA “.

    • Restore Palestine

      You didn’t take your pills on time, did you?

  • Jerome

    He is only accused at this time right? No judicial process, just shoot him and be done with it? Glad you guys and gals are on the internet and not a jury box. Shame on you. This could be a set-up for all you know.

    • Restore Palestine

      Exactly right.

  • Bill
  • bob

    Fucking execute this bastard. Firing squad now.

  • Locaber

    What happened to the good old days when providing national defence information to an enemy during a time of war was considered Treason and was punishable by death. we are still at war i believe. in Afganistan.

  • Leoncefalo

    There are a lot of racist comments here. . .but ‘sleeping with the enemy’ is a punishable crime. . .nuclear secrets much more so. . . .these traitors who think with their ‘small head’ need to be publicly exposed and sentenced to LONG terms in prison. . . .it is an open secret that the Chinese will do anything and everything to obtain American military and corporate secrets. . . .but this kind of behavior cannot be detected when it remains hidden. . .to put it bluntly. . .a STIFF DICK has . . .NO conscience. . . .so think TWICE before putting it,and with whom.

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  • Cyclopps
  • usa

    maby if the U.S would start to kill people that do stuff like this maby just a thought maby they would think twice about telling sensitive secrets. this is the type of stuff that can put our national security at risk. just one person like him can cause that to happen. kill the SOB

  • Emory Golden

    This SOB, give me the guillotine I’ll be the executioner; Prison is to good for him, 20 years is not enough, life @ the edge of a precipice is more suitable for his serious crime against our U.S.A.. Race as nothing to do with this Benedict Arnold, evil can enter in anyone. ( demon incarnate from Hell, whisper’s in gullible ears ).

  • Perry

    I think this guy did not read a spy news in the last 10 years. All he has to do is inform his boss then feed all the wrong info to the young chinesse spy while getting a piece then get medal of something at the end.

  • Adam Majkowski

    Since “defense” to americans means attacking everything and everyone in sight, other countries need to know what our criminal military is up to, to prepare actual defenses for our planet.

  • candor

    nooky nooky for nu-key nu-key

  • dustime8

    This type of crime is worth the death penalty.

  • USA

    kill the SOB. he is putting our ENTIRE national security at risk. i belive stuff like this should be punishable by death

  • Zeeman

    You guys have it all wrong. She was helping him write an autobiography of his heroic days in Special Ops. It was going to be titled “All Over.”

  • Tom

    Can’t we please execute him!

  • CRC

    Traitors are and should be place in front of a firing squad and give them the honor of possessing all available lead. That’s what this stinky needs. DVA is supposed to take his check away.

  • Papi1960R

    It goes both ways. I was part of a 16 man detail assigned the mission of getting to know Thays and Sandra Noriega, the daughters of General Manuel Noriega in Panama 1987-88. We reported directly to General Bernard Loeffke. We were all younger 18 series NCOs. The initial personel request asked for Spanish speakers with Salsa dancing ability.
    Thays and Sandra loved to lose their DENI security team and frequent the bars of the Belle Vista area as well as the Marriot Continential Hotel & Casino. I got to know Sandra very well and spent many nights in Panama’s famous “Love” hotels “pumping” her for information. No real intel came of it but I worked really hard on the task. In the Winter of 88 President Bush decided that General Loeffke had become to chummy with a young Panamanian woman himself, so he was gone as were all of his programs. Everyone involved all got orders back to CONUS.
    Later at the US Embassy in Istanbul, we seemed to keep a stable of Blue eyed, Blonde, All-American Barbie dolls who seemed to always be in the company of very unsavory men from across the Middle East.

    • blight_

      Go honeytrap.

  • CMo

    She’ll only be 47 when he gets out! ;-)
    but if he lives to 79 in there, she may have lost interest.

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  • GroUpFolks

    Bottom line, “there is not fool like an old fool”. Shows that no matter how old, a man tends to let his “johnson” dictate is life. Unfortunately his ego costs a whole country of people their security. CONGRATULATIONS STUPID!!!! This is an act of treason and the death penalty is called for.

  • GNBA

    Does anyone know what company this loser worked for? Interesting there’s no apparent media scrutiny on Bishop’s employer like there has been on the Snowden Booz Allen case.

    • blight_

      From his linkedin (see my link from weeks ago)

      “Senior Analyst
      U.S. Pacific Command
      Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Military industry
      May 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months)
      JROC/JCIDS and Cybersecurity and Operational Energy

      I’m guessing he retired, then rehired as an independent contractor.