Friday, June 23, 2006

Chinese spy trashed 'Blue Team' skeptics

Ronald Montaperto, the veteran Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for communist China, also served as an agent of influence to destroy the credibility of scholars and policymakers who saw the PRC as a threat to national security.

As a member of the Blue Team that follows Beijing's military and intelligence operations, this blogger saw firsthand how Montaperto would malign the arguments, presentations, facts, credibility and integrity of US intelligence officers and mid-level officials who warned of PRC intentions and capabilities.

Montaperto was so pro-Beijing that Blue Team members half-joked among themselves that if he wasn't a recruited agent of the PRC, he at least acted like one.


Blogger AMac said...

I'm a first time visitor here, coming via a link from "In from the cold." The point you raise here about the full scope of Montaperto's actions in the intelligence community is extremely important. I have not seen it mentioned anywhere else. Could you provide any links, or perhaps post further background?

Informed debate is hindered by an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude towards the activities that the PRC undertakes to influence various groups in the West.

9:29 AM  
Blogger JMW said...

Thanks for your note. Bill Gertz of the Washington Times scooped the story, and the relevant documents are available for public inspection at the US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. As a service, I started a new blog,, as an online resource for documents, articles and analysis related to the Montaperto spy case.

- Michael Waller

11:21 PM  

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