The enemy within – 20 PLA companies operating here

Twenty-one years ago, a statute was enacted requiring the Department of Defense to report to Congress the number and names of “Communist Chinese military companies” that are operating inside the United States. From the Clinton administration on, the Pentagon violated the law by failing to provide such information.

Until yesterday, when the Defense Department identified twenty corporations central to the Chinese Communist Party’s defense-industrial base that have been allowed to do business and raise funds with impunity from inside this country. And that’s just a first, partial listing of all such companies.

This is absolutely outrageous. It’s an utter and contemptible betrayal of our nation. Those responsible must be held accountable – both for allowing this travesty and for failing to disclose it. And PLA-tied companies must immediately be prevented from doing here any further damage to our people and security.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.