By: Let's Rock Today
U.S. officials report as many as 100 instances of Chinese nationals accessing sensitive sites like military bases, posing a potential espionage threat.
The Defense Department, FBI, and other agencies conducted a review to address these "gate-crasher" incidents, aiming to enhance security practices.
These intrusions are seen as espionage attempts to test U.S. military and federal site security protocols, with individuals often reporting back to the Chinese government.
Some incidents occur in remote areas far from commercial airports, where there's minimal tourism activity, further raising suspicions.
Intruders use scripted language when confronted by security, commonly claiming to be tourists who've lost their way.
Rising U.S.-China tensions are exemplified by events like a Chinese surveillance balloon over U.S. airspace.
U.S. government agencies, including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and the Pentagon, remain discreet about the issue, with the FBI declining to comment.
Congress may explore legislation to address these breaches, as many incidents fall between state and local jurisdictional gaps, making them difficult to prosecute.