U.S. Army Soldier Caught Giving Info to China

U.S. Army Soldier Caught Giving Info to China


A former army solider was indicted for trying to give information to Chinese authorities on U.S. national security. The soldier was arrested as soon as he arrived in San Francisco on a flight from Hong Kong.

The two charges include “attempt to deliver national defense information” and “retention of national defense information”.  Joseph Daniel Schmidt is going to be brought in for questioning at the U.S. District Court in California.

Assistant Attorney General for National Defense, Matthew G. Olson, said “Individuals entrusted with national defense information have a continuing duty to protect that information beyond their government service and certainly beyond our borders.”

Schmidt had access to secret and top secret documents due to his role in the intelligence battalion. He began his travels in 2020 it is stated that he was already delivering information to the Chinese intelligence officials.

He is currently being investigated further by the FBI with assistance from U.S. Army Counterintelligence Command.


Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger holds a Political Science and History BS and is working towards a Masters in Public Administration. Before his time at Atlas he joined GoodPolitical to serve as a writer and contributor while also expanding his knowledge on global events. Matthew is proud to be a part of a news organization that believes in delivering truthful, unfiltered, and unbiased news to people around the world.
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