US Admiral warns 'military bases getting penetrated by foreign nationals is happening more and more'

TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA - An increasing number of foreign nationals are being intercepted and arrested for trespassing on sensitive military installations. Reportedly a large number of these foreign nationals are Chinese citizens who allegedly are "attempting to glean national security secrets," according to a U.S. Admiral interviewed by Fox News on Friday.

The industry outlet explained that many of these Chinese nationals captured on U.S. military bases have the appropriate documentation to visit the U.S. as tourists or even students, but are not authorized to be in military facilities which is frequently a criminal offense, U.S. Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Daryl Caudle told Fox News America Reports in a recent interview.

"Usually the cover story is 'I'm a student, I'm an enthusiast I want to see the ships,' that type of thing, We have to turn them around, and typically we will get the [Naval Criminal Investigative Service] involved. We will get biometrics if possible."

Caudle explained that many more of the frequent and even rudimentary attempts to penetrate military bases by Chinese nationals have been increasing in volume.

"This thing of our military bases getting penetrated by foreign nationals is happening more and more. . . .  It's really hard for us to tell the underlying motive in these types of cases," the Admiral said. "This is something we see probably two or three times a week, where we're stopping these folks at the gate, and this is just the Navy alone."

In a thread posted to X, independent journalist Lara Logan suggested that these are not isolated incidents, noting attempted breaches of several US military facilities by Chinese nationals as well as Chechens and Jordanians through a series of articles over the last year. She cited an American Military News article that described over 100 incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists to gain access to military bases and other federal sites according to the FBI and Department of Defense.
The Wallstreet Journal at the time reported these so-called "gate crashers" using varied methodologies from diving near rocket launch sites to hiking onto restricted missile ranges

An FBI spokesman responding to the outlet had nothing to say except, “In coordination with our defense and intelligence community partners, the FBI is committed to protecting our national security,”
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