Fake microchips flow from unruly bazaars in rural China to dubious kitchen-table brokers in the U.S. and into complex weapons. Senior Pentagon officials publicly play down the danger, but government documents, as well as interviews with insiders, suggest possible connections between phony parts and breakdowns.
Why are we not surprised to read that the unregulated capitalism that currently flourishes in China is not only a threat to our health but also to our national security.
Salvage operations in China take microchips out of products and then counterfeit them. So we see tons of "Texas Instruments" microchips and "Cisco Systems" routers imported from China. Hazardous fakes that can destroy our economy and our security.