Admiral warns US military bases being ‘penetrated’ by foreign nationals ‘more and more’

A U.S. Navy admiral warned of the alarming threat to the nation as foreign nationals continue to make their way onto military bases.

Admiral Daryl Caudle alerted Fox News viewers that it is happening “more and more” as he discussed the security threat with Bill Hemmer on “America’s Newsroom,” claiming an alarming number of incidents.

“This thing of our military bases getting penetrated by foreign nationals, it’s happening more and more,” he said. “This is something we see probably two or three times a week, where we’re stopping these folks at the gate.”

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“A week?” an incredulous Hemmer asked.

“At least,” Caudle, the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, confirmed.

“This is just Navy alone. We’re seeing folks try to come in. Usually, the cover story is — I’m a student, I’m here, an enthusiast, I want to see the ships. That type of thing,” he explained. “We have to turn them around. Typically we get NCIS involved and biometrics when possible.”

The admiral noted that the individuals even sometimes “have passports and papers” but “they are in no way, shape or form authorized to be on our base,” adding that it is  “hard for us to tell the underlying motive for these type of cases.”

“It is stunning. It has to be a concern,” Hemmer said.

“We’re seeing an uptick in it,” Caudle emphasized, noting the non-citizens are coming from Russia, China, and other nations.

Daily Mail reported:

Operatives from Communist China have been caught scuba diving close to Cape Canaveral, wandered on to a missile launch site in New Mexico, and claimed to be looking for Holiday Inn when caught at an Army base in Alaska

In 2019, three Chinese nationals were sentenced to prison for illegally taking photographs of military infrastructure at the NAS Key West Navy base in Florida.

That same year two Chinese citizens were expelled from the U.S. after attempting to drive on to the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, reported the Virginia Pilot.


Hemmer questioned the admiral on reports of two to three drones flying over U.S. military bases weekly, which he confirmed.

“How do you overcome that?” the Fox News host wondered.

“We are improving our capabilities to detect that and defend against that, to make sure that our folks are trained to actually counter that,” Caudle replied.

“In general, we believe it’s mostly folks with drones that are buying commercially from Amazon or whatever the case may be but it is hard to differentiate between that and a nation-state trying to do espionage,” he added.

Social media users reacted to the stunning figures and the growing threat to the nation under President Joe Biden’s watch:

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