It is interesting to see that the DoD choose to blame fake Chinese part on bad practices in China, not deliberate sabotage by Chinese Intelligence.
Frankly, if I were China, sabotaging DoD’s asset this way does not worry me at all. Even assuming China intentionally sabotage DoD, the United State has no choice but to put on a smile and grit their teeth, as they did it to others. I am not talking about Cold War with Russia, but as recent as 1990s in Iraq.
The only recourse they have is what they did: Highlight the fake part and hope the bad publicity push China into doing something.