America should be concerned not just by what NSA leaker Edward Snowden has already revealed but by what he could give away in the future.
Snowden has fled to Hong Kong, where he says he enjoys free speech protections. But he may have miscalculated a bit: Hong Kong is part of China and under the authority of its communist government.
“What happens when NSA leaker extraordinaire Edward Snowden stops being a “guest” of Hong Kong and becomes a subject of a People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of State Security interrogation?” Heritage Foundation expert Steven Bucci asks.
Especially since he revealed that the U.S. has been spying on Chinese computers, Snowden has become a very important asset to the Chinese government–and a liability for us.
“What information beyond the fact that we hack does this guy have that the Chinese could possibly get out of him?” Bucci asks. “This is a very, very dangerous thing.”
How do you think the US should respond to this threat?