U.S. Navy Monitors Russia China Exercises Off Alaska 

The ships did not enter U.S. territorial waters.

U.S. Navy destroyers monitored a flotilla of 11 Russian and Chinese ships conducting exercises for several off the coast of Alaska. Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reported the ships came close to the Aleutian Islands but have moved on. He said they never entered the territorial waters of the United States.  

Senator Sullivan said, “First, this is unprecedented, not just for Alaska, but for America to have 11 warships jointly being operated by the Chinese and Russians — who are increasingly working together — essentially doing freedom of navigation and navigation operations incursions into Alaska’s area.” 

U.S. officials confirmed that four Navy destroyers were sent to monitor the area along with reconnaissance aircraft. A spokesperson for the U.S. Northern Command said the incident was not considered a threat. 

“I think it just underscores the need for the continued buildup of not only forces in Alaska,” Senator Sullivan said, “but the infrastructure that can handle them, particularly infrastructure like the deepwater port of Nome, and a greater naval, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps presence in Alaska.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as he heads the Pentagon and U.S. Armed Forces.
  • For General Glen VanHerck as he leads the U.S. Northern Command.
  • For the president and his military advisors as they keep tabs on the military exercises of other nations.

Sources: Newsmax, Wall Street Journal 


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