Two Chinese students attending the University of Michigan, Yuhao Wang and Jielun Zhang, drove through the gate at Naval Air Station Key West at the beginning of January. A 30-minute chase ensued that led to investigators discovering photos of military buildings on their phones. The incident occurred only weeks following the arrest of another Chinese student who was unlawfully taking pictures of military buildings in Key West after sneaking onto the base. The station is home to Navy F-18 pilots training and hosts the Joint Interagency Task Force South. Recent UAV testing could also be a point drawing the attention of China to where they use what many are considering spies as a means to learn more about the testing.
The Crossroads of Special Operations