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
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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‘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

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
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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