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Chinese nationals posing as tourists attempt to breach US military sites, according to FBI report

A spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese nationals got unauthorized access to military bases by speeding through security checkpoints.

Published: September 4, 2023 7:02pm

Updated: September 4, 2023 7:28pm

The FBI and Pentagon have tracked more than 100 incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists in an attempt to breach U.S. military bases, according to reports. 

Multiple government officials told the Wall Street Journal the nationals were detected at a U.S. missile range in New Mexico and in Florida close to a U.S. government rocket launch site. 

A spokesperson told the outlet l the Chinese nationals got unauthorized access to military bases by speeding through security checkpoints.

Some of the nationals attempted to get past security guards at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. According to the Journal, they told the guards that they had reservations for a commercial hotel on the base. 

Colorado Democrat Rep. Jason Crow told the outlet that the House may consider federal legislation due to the growing security concerns of these incidents. The majority of trespassing laws are dealt with at the state level and not federal. 

One official said the shrugging off of these incidents would not be given to Americans if they were caught doing the same thing in China.

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