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U.S. Senators to investigate: Was national security breached by Huawei-Sprint deal?

August 20, 2010 - Written By alicia gomez

A group of eight senators, led by Jon Kyl, are asking the Obama Administration to look into the Huawei-Sprint bid to see if national security was compromised. Currently, Sprint/Nextel is the provider for U.S. military and law enforcement agencies. The Chinese telecommunications company, Huawei, has sold to countries such as Iraq, during Hussein’s rule, Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, and the Iranian military. Because of dealings with these countries, the senators believe that Huawei has no right to be doing business with any U.S. company, especially one that serves our own military.

The senator is most concerned with Huawei’s “direct ties” with the Chinese government and fears the telecommunications company might be working under the guise of the Chinese military, in order to hack into our networks and steal our secrets.

Could this be the case of the paranoid Senator or should we be worried that our “secrets” could be stolen at any time by the Chinese government?