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Pentagon spots Chinese military ships off Alaskan coast

The Pentagon has identified five Chinese military ships in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, marking the first time the U.S. military has seen Chinese warships in the area, officials said. The U.S. been tracking the flotilla – made up of three combat ships, a resupply ship and an amphibious ship – for days. The disclosure comes as President Obama wraps up a three-day visit to Alaska and as China prepares to hold a massive military parade in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, told reporters traveling with Obama that the Pentagon has "not detected any sort of threat or...

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