FORTUNE -- Hillary Clinton and Admiral Mike Mullen. The nuclear weapons labs at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge. The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Energy and Commerce. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical and Coca Cola. Adobe, Yahoo and Google
That, according to an alarming (and alarmingly hawkish) article in the Wall Street Journal's weekend edition, is a partial list of U.S. interests targeted by a group of Chinese hackers who over the past decade have allegedly drained terabytes of military and commercial secrets from U.S. servers.
The list was drawn from a 60-page report issued in February by Mandiant, an American computer security firm that says it traced the source of the attacks to the doorstep of the 12-story building in the photo above, the Shanghai headquarters of the People's Liberation Army's top secret Unit 61398.
What does this have to do with Apple (AAPL)?
"China is going to keep eviscerating America until we put our foot down," Levinson writes. "It's simple freakonomics -- we must make it 'cost too much' to cheat us. Regrettably, that means a hard-nosed trade war."
I hope he's wrong. I fear he isn't.
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