Chinese Spy Ship Seen Off Alaska’s Coast
A Chinese spy ship has been seen off of the Alaskan coast for the last several days,most likely because of America’s recent missile defense system test.
US Navy Captian Scott Miller of the the North American Aerospace Defense Command said the Chinese vessel is either a “communications” or “intelligence” ship.
The missile defense system will soon be deployed to South Korea and is designed to shoot down a North Korean missile if the rogue nation attacks the US or one of its allies. China has claimed the system could be used to intercept 1 of its own missiles.
One US official said it is likely the Chinese spy ship was near Alaska to keep tabs on the missile defense test.
Other Chinese ships have been spotted off the coast of Guam and near a joint US-Australia military exercise, according to reports.
China has friendly relations with North Korea and trades with it, a point of contention with the US.
President Donald Trump Tweeted last week about the increase in trading between China and North Korea: ?Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!”
We reported last week that China has as many as 25,000 spies in the US.