The United States is facing a growing Chinese spy threat in Alaska, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security. The report, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, found that Chinese spies are using a variety of methods to collect intelligence in Alaska, including cyber attacks, human intelligence, and economic espionage.
Chinese citizens suspected of being spies have been trying to gain access to military facilities in Alaska, according to US officials. Their focus seems to be to gather critical intelligence on our nation’s military.
Officials have said that 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. Other attempts to enter U.S. military bases, however, seem to be attempts 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.
The report is the latest in a series of warnings about the Chinese spy threat in Alaska. In 2019, the FBI warned that Chinese spies were targeting Alaska’s oil and gas industry. And in 2020, the Department of Defense warned that China was using Alaska as a staging ground for its military operations in the Arctic.
The Chinese government has denied that it is spying in Alaska. However, the evidence suggests otherwise. The report by the Department of Homeland Security found that Chinese spies have been successful in collecting intelligence in Alaska, including information about the US military, energy resources, and infrastructure.
The Chinese spy threat in Alaska is a serious security concern. The state is home to a number of important military bases, and it is a strategic location in the Arctic. The Chinese government is likely to continue to target Alaska for intelligence collection, and the US government needs to take steps to protect its interests in the state.
SCOOP: Suspected Chinese spies tried to infiltrate Alaskan military bases
— Josh Meyer (@JoshMeyerDC) May 31, 2023