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"China’s Djibouti Base: A One Year Update" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Dec 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

"Since its construction, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Support Base in Djibouti has become an increasingly important outpost in the Horn of Africa. The base's geostrategic location yields insights into China's machinations for the region.

Roughly two years ago, China's negotiations with Djibouti for the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) first overseas military base successfully concluded. On July 11, 2017, the PLAN deployed ships from the South Sea Fleet to officially open the base. The opening ceremony on August 1, 2017 was followed a month and a half later with live fire exercises….."
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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

..great article..the armed forces though have not been tested yet in Africa. Their patrol protocol shows that they are yet green to combat. They ride in their vehicles ,with their backs to jungle ,rather than facing outwards.I hope THEy learn quik.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Dec 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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