Suspected Chinese spies disguised as tourists have made multiple attempts to infiltrate US military bases in Alaska, according to US officials.
The attempted breaches may be probes into US military activities in the state, soldiers familiar with the matter told USA Today.
On one recent occasion, a vehicle carrying Chinese citizens blew past a security checkpoint at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
The vehicle was stopped and the occupants claimed to be tourists but a search of their car revealed a drone. . .
Iris Ferguson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Arctic and Global Resiliences, told a September news conference that Chinese leaders have ‘been trying to insert themselves into the Arctic.’ (Read more from “Chinese ‘Spies’ Disguised Themselves as Tourists and Tried to Infiltrate Multiple US Military Bases in Alaska” HERE)
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