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Pentagon Bans Chinese-Made Smartphones From Military Exchanges

  • Huawei and ZTE devices pose a security risk, officials say
  • House committee raised concerns about Huawei in 2012 report
A P20 Pro smartphone, manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co.

A P20 Pro smartphone, manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co.

Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg
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U.S. military exchanges have stopped selling smartphones made by two Chinese firms after the Pentagon warned the devices pose a security risk to military personnel and operations, the Defense Department said.

With locations around the world, the stores sell everything from razors to laptops but will no longer be carrying mobile phones and related products manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. or ZTE Corp. The Pentagon said it could not specify the technical aspects of the threats.