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Christopher Cox

Making China stronger harms U.S. interests; Espionage: Congressional report shows grave deficiencies in response to decades of spying.

THE HOUSE of Representatives panel studying the arms-technology hemorrhage to China has compiled a massive, serious report that cries out for careful response.

Highest priority must go to plugging technology leaks without damaging national interests.

The committee, led by Rep. Christopher Cox, a California Republican, performed a conscientious investigation, keeping out of partisan battles. Much remains classified. Some in the intelligence community believe the panel made worst-case interpretations of inconclusive data.

Military cooperation with China began during the Nixon administration in the early 1970s. The desire to strengthen China against a common adversary --...