Chinese Warships Spotted Off the Coast of Alaska

The show of power comes while President Obama is in Alaska.
1:03 | 09/03/15

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the first time the U.S. Military has detected Chinese activity in the bering sea. ABC's Martha Raddatz is in Washington with the story. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. The five ships were in international waters and are not seen as a threat but still this is a first in the Pentagon has been tracking this closely, especially since it came on the last day of president Obama's visit to Alaska. The movements also come as China put on a massive display of military power in a parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii. As for the ships, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin Dempsey telling ABC news exclusively this is more about economic interest but saying that the more China asserts itself, the quote, more responsibility we both have to avoid miscalculations and interactions that could be unsafe at sea and in the air.

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