Chinese Warships Spotted Off Alaska Coast

Four Chinese Navy warships were spotted sailing just outside the United States’ exclusive economic zone late last month, in a development likely to raise tensions between the two world powers.

Coast Guard personnel photographed four warships just outside US territorial waters near the Aleutian Islands. The Chinese vessels included a a guided missile cruiser, a guided missile destroyer, an intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel. The Coast Guard doesn’t believe the vessels entered the US exclusive economic zone in their pass of the Aleutian Islands, making the exercise legal, if not provocative.

The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service published photos of the close exchange between the Coast Guard and Chinese Navy on Sunday. Read more…

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