Associated Press reports that 60-year-old Reservist LTC Benjamin Bishop may plead guilty to succumbing to the wiles of his 27-year-old Chinese girlfriend and sending her classified defense information;
A document for the plea agreement filed Tuesday said Bishop emailed his girlfriend classified information on joint training and planning sessions between the U.S. and South Korea.
It said Bishop had classified documents at his Hawaii home, including one titled “U.S. Department of Defense China Strategy,” another on U.S. force posture in Asia and the Pacific and a U.S. Pacific Command joint intelligence operations center special report.
An FBI affidavit last year alleged the then-59-year-old gave his 27-year-old girlfriend classified information about war plans, nuclear weapons, missile defenses and other topics.
Bervar has said the two were in love and that the case was about love, not espionage.
Yeah, well, I’ll admit that I have a thing for Asian chicks, too, but I never had one ask me to email her classified documents. And if a woman 30 years younger than me started hanging on me, I’d suspect that something is up. It’s just nature. Anyway, I’m sure he’ll find true love now. With his cell mate. I hope it was worth it for him.