US Navy officer charged with handing secrets to China, Taiwan

Lt. Edward Lin, a native of Taiwan, shares his personal stories about his journey to American citizenship to 80 newly nationalized citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii on Decembet 3, 2008A decorated US Navy officer faces espionage and other charges after allegedly passing defense secrets to China and Taiwan — and possibly other nations, a US official said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP the sailor is Lieutenant Commander Edward Chieh-Liang Lin, who has been in the Navy since 1999 and has won several awards including two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals. The US official said Lin is accused of handing secret information over to China and Taiwan, adding it was possible the investigation could also uncover ties to other countries.

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