The front gate of Naval Air Station Key West in Florida (U.S. Navy photo)
A federal judge called security at one of the U.S. Navy's bases in Key West lax at best and "foolish," days after two Chinese nationals entered a military property by simply ignoring the guard at the entrance and driving through.
"It boggles the mind," said U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow, on the bench in Key West on Friday.
But, Snow added, the case at hand remains a troubling one.
Two F/A-18E Super Hornet jets attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 "Rampagers" prepare to take off at Naval Air Station Key West's Boca Chica Field. Oct 9, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Danette Baso Silvers)
Something awesome must be happening at Naval Air Station Key West, because four Chinese nationals have been arrested over the past year for illegally taking pictures of the base, including two this past weekend.