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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

A former deputy commander of Military Sealift Command-Far East on Friday pleaded guilty to a charge that he accepted prostitutes, meals and other gifts worth at least $15,000 USD in exchange for divulging sensitive U.S. fleet information to a Singapore-based contractor, U.S. officials announced…


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

Hang the bastards!

doug redshirt23 Aug 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Gee just imagine if the guy had collaborated with the Russians. We should put him up against the wall and use a good old fashion firing squad right.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

You betcha Red Rider.

goragrad23 Aug 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Wine, women, and song – the cliche downfall inducements.

PMC31724 Aug 2017 2:58 a.m. PST

Fifteen thousand? Remarkably cheap. I wouldn't be selling out for less than a cool million in a Swiss bank account with a healthy rate of interest so it could accumulate while I was cooling my heels.

emckinney26 Aug 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

This is the sort of thing a really good intelligence service uses. Get people started on garden variety corruption that involves some operational information that seems benign. Then you real them deeper and deeper in, until they're facing treason charges.

Remember, these guys manipulated operational schedules. Once you can subtly adjust the positioning of the other guy's units, you can get a huge advantage.

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