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Suspected Chinese spies disguised as tourists repeatedly attempt to enter U.S. military bases in Alaska, U.S. officials claim.
Chinese citizens have been apprehended after blowing past a checkpoint trying to gain entry at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. The foreign nationals claimed to be tourists who got lost, but soldiers searched the vehicle and found a drone.
U.S. Army soldiers claim these individuals like these are Chinese spies sent to probe Alaska’s military capabilities.
From USA Today:
Many of the encounters have been chalked up to innocent mistakes by foreign visitors intent on viewing the northern lights and other attractions in Alaska, officials say. Other attempts to enter U.S. military bases, however, seem to be probed to learn about U.S. military capabilities in Alaska, according to multiple soldiers familiar with the incidents but who were not authorized to speak publicly about them.
Not all who appear to be tourists in Alaska, are, in fact tourists, one Army officer said. Instead, they are foreign spies.
Details about the incidents remain mostly classified. However, military briefings and publicly available information lay out why the Chinese government would be interested in Alaska where some of the Pentagon’s most sophisticated military capabilities and high-end war games reside.
Biden’s Pentagon was of course caught flat-footed when asked about these security breaches.
The Pentagon’s No. 2 official, Kathleen Hicks, demurred when asked to comment on suspected Chinese spying at military facilities in Alaska. She said the military is taking a number of steps to make sure those bases are secure but she gave no specifics.
Alaska is a major point of interest for China due to the U.S.’s buildup of major military bases in the area for strategic homeland defense and to counter the geopolitical battle for the Arctic.
Alaska hosts three large military bases – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, and Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks – along with several smaller installations. Once regarded as a backwater in the military, Alaska has seen the Pentagon increasingly funnel resources and troops to the state in recent years as competition in the Arctic heats up. The state is also seen as key to homeland defense given its proximity to Russia, the ballistic missile threat from North Korea and, increasingly, China.
The Air Force has based its top fighter jets, F-22s and F-35s, in Alaska. The Army’s Fort Greely, near Fairbanks, has sophisticated radars and missiles poised to defend against nuclear attack. Last year, the Army activated the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska as arctic warfare specialists. There are about 12,000 soldiers and 10,000 active-duty Air Force personnel stationed in Alaska.