Retired Lieutenant General James Clapper Jnr, the former US director of national intelligence, was one of six former defence and intelligence chiefs to sign a statement warning about the risks posed by US allies using Chinese technology in their 5G wireless telecommunications networks. Photo: AFP

‘Grave concerns’: US ex-military leaders warn that allies’ use of Chinese 5G tech poses unacceptable risk

  • The six ex-commanders bluntly said Chinese 5G equipment risked espionage and disruptive cyberattacks on military operations, and ‘the time for action is now’
  • The statement was timed to the opening of a Nato summit of foreign ministers in Washington
Topic |   5G

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Retired Lieutenant General James Clapper Jnr, the former US director of national intelligence, was one of six former defence and intelligence chiefs to sign a statement warning about the risks posed by US allies using Chinese technology in their 5G wireless telecommunications networks. Photo: AFP
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