FBI Concluded Huawei Gear Could Disrupt U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Communications
By Leslie Stimson, Inside Towers Washington Bureau Chief
The FBI uncovered efforts by the Chinese government to plant listening devices near sensitive U.S. military and government facilities since 2017, but some of that information is only coming to light now, reports CNN. The FBI investigation pertains to Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers near U.S. military bases in the rural Midwest.
According to multiple sources, the FBI determined the equipment was capable of capturing and disrupting highly restricted Defense Department communications, including those used by U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the country's nuclear weapons. While broad concerns about Huawei communications gear near U.S. military installations have been well known, the existence of this investigation and its findings have never been reported, according to CNN. Its origins stretch back to at least the Obama administration. Continue Reading