Espionage: More Chinese Fireworks

More Chinese Fireworks

The charges are alarming: by way of an unnamed Chinese-American scientist working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in the mid-1980s, China stole sophisticated nuclear weapons know-how to replicate America's W-88 warhead, a miracle of miniaturized firepower. Last week the New York Times, elaborating on a January story in the Wall Street Journal, reported the security breach was being soft-pedaled by an Administration intent on warming to China. "We know the Chinese, through espionage, got information about the W-88 from Los Alamos," a White House official told TIME. "But we still don't know--although we are trying to figure out--just how much...

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