Hawaii Spy Case: Does Benjamin Bishop's Head Hold Too Many Secrets?

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii

Accused spy Benjamin Bishop has a dangerous mind.

At least that’s the argument the federal government is making to keep the Honolulu defense contractor locked up while he awaits trial on espionage charges.

Bishop, 59, was arrested March 15 for allegedly telling his 27-year-old Chinese girlfriend top secret details about the U.S.’s nuclear capabilities and defense protocols.

Bishop worked at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) under a defense contract, and was a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve.

On Thursday, he was in court to argue he should be released from the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, where he is being held without bail.

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