February 10, 2023

U.S. Poised to Further Tighten Technology Exports to China after Balloon Incident

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist: Ian Talley

Current and former security officials say the balloon, which the U.S. said carried antennas and sensors for collecting intelligence and communications, underscores the national security threat posed by China and will build political support for stronger protections of U.S. technology.

“It certainly adds fuel to the fire, bolstering the case of the China hawks,” said Martijn Rasser, a former senior Central Intelligence Agency officer now at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank.

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Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Rasser served as a senior intelligence ...