|Lt. Cmdr. Lin|
The details of the case have not been released but Mr. Lin's position in the Navy and his activities could cost a lot of jail time. The last big case of espionage in the Navy was when John Anthony Walker was sentenced to three life sentences back during the Cold War in 1985. He led an operation that sent information to the Soviet Union and it was considered one of the biggest security breaches of the Cold War. What do you think should be done with treasonous U.S. Military officials? Is there a difference between wartime espionage (or quasi wartime) and peacetime espionage? Does it depend on the information being leaked or should all types of spying be punished harshly? Is this hella hypocritical for the U.S. to crack down on spying when they spy on its citizens secretly (until Ed Snowden)?