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Inside the Ring: Former CIA Counterspy on China Intel ’Storm’

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China is engaged in an unprecedented intelligence-gathering attack aimed at stealing all types of American secrets, according to a former high-ranking CIA counterintelligence official.

"The Chinese intelligence storm impacting the U.S. is a secret assault on America that is without parallel since that mounted by Moscow in the 1930s and ‘40s," said Mark Kelton, who retired in 2015 as deputy director for counterintelligence in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.

Mr. Kelton said in an interview for the book "Deceiving the Sky" that just like at the zenith of Soviet espionage, China’s spying operations have received little public attention — until a recent wave of arrests and prosecutions.