NewsMELTDOWN OF THE YEAR

The Wen Ho Lee Case

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Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2224
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2224b

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The Wen Ho Lee case triggered a political chain reaction with far-reaching consequences. And although the government's espionage case against Lee eventually imploded, it revealed flaws in everything from the Department of Energy's security practices to the media's reporting of the story.