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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

Chinese naval base in Djibouti
Washington may soon find the country that hosted its only military base in sub-Saharan Africa owes more favour to China, or technically speaking, reduced to becoming China’s client. That’s Washington’s primary fear. What are its options?

By Andrew Jacobs | The New York Times,

The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea.

With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each other from afar, relying on satellites and cybersnooping to peek inside the workings of each other’s war machines.

But the two strategic rivals are about to become neighbors in this sun-scorched patch of East African desert. China is constructing its first overseas military base here — just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, one of the Pentagon’s largest and most important foreign installations. Continue reading U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

Chinese Military Giving US Troops the Boot in Djibouti

Not Welcome Anymore. The US is about to lose one of its strategic military base in Djibouti to China. (© Sputnik/ Ramil Sitdikov)

By Sputnik News,

The Chinese military is about to give its American counterpart the boot in the tiny country of Djibouti – the strategically critical entrance from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea located in the Horn of Africa.

The United States is about to lose one of its military installations in the Republic of Djibouti, America’s largest permanent military base in Africa and the home to more than 4,000 US personnel.

The government of the tiny country has seemingly had a change of heart and now wants to host a Chinese military contingent of about 10,000 instead. Continue reading Chinese Military Giving US Troops the Boot in Djibouti