Defense News quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Associate Director Klara Tothova Jordan on how the Office of Personal Management cyber attacks raise delicate political questions about US-Chinese relations:
“The US has been calling China out when breaches occurred in the areas where the US has a high moral ground, such as intellectual property theft and free speech,” said Klara Tothova Jordan, of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
“The US is involved in state espionage, so it would be hypocritical to call China on something the US is doing. I think the US wants to preserve its weight for the situation where there is a legitimate reason to call China out.”
Rogers is the director of one intelligence agency, and Clapper is the nation’s top intelligence official, responsible for integrating intelligence across multiple agencies. “He naturally should have more insights into what is happening that anyone else,” Tothova Jordan said.