Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

China sends military personnel to base in Djibouti - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China is expanding its presence in East Africa with the addition of military personnel at its base in Djibouti. Beijing's state-owned news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday ships carrying Chinese troops left from a port in southern China. [...] The report also said the troops are to assist with 'escorting, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia,' and the base would serve as a site of future joint exercises. The Chinese base in Djibouti is a significant investment, but Beijing has also built a large $590 million port near Djibouti City in the Gulf of Aden."

Comment: Impressive, I had no idea the new Silk Road would reach that far.  This means troops of the PLA may soon get some real-world experience to bolster their training. 

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