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U.S. National Security at Risk: The Challenge of Combating Illegal Technology Exports to Foreign Adversaries


Feb 11, 2024
Top DHS Official accuses China and Iran of theft of U.S. Technology

The illegal export of U.S. technology to foreign adversaries is a significant threat to U.S. national security, and the DHS is taking steps to combat it. However, the task is challenging as the technology is smuggled out of the U.S., making it difficult to monitor and prevent. Once it reaches China, it is further transferred to Iran, where it is used for developing sophisticated drone technologies.

Jim Mancuso, an official from the Global Trade Division of Homeland Security Investigations, emphasized the seriousness of this threat. He stated that U.S. technology has been found in recovered military equipment, indicating that China, Iran, and Russia are illegally acquiring technological resources from the U.S.

Mr. Mancuso stressed the need for vigilance and investigative efforts to prevent further exploitation of U.S. technology by foreign powers.

He underscored the significance of this threat by stating that it is part of a bigger picture of foreign powers posing a threat to U.S. national security.

This ongoing issue demands the primary focus and commitment of U.S. agencies and officials to combat it effectively.

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