Five Chinese Ships Seen Off of the Coast of Alaska

Why should Obama be worried?

Five Chinese navy ships were sailing in international waters of the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, in what Pentagon officials said was the first such foray by Beijing.

The move came on the last day of President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska, in which he became the first sitting president to travel to Arctic Alaska. The White House said that the intent of the Chinese operation was unclear, but that the Pentagon had not detected any threatening activities.