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3Novices:China sends troops to military base in Djibouti, widening reach across Indian Ocean

China has taken a decisive step ­towards establishing a maritime force that can reach across the ­Indian Ocean with its first ­deployment of troops to its ­military facility in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

China has presented the ­facility as a support base to run anti-piracy operations in waters along Africa’s east coast as well as peacekeeping and ­humanitarian missions in the region.

But given it sits at the shipping choke point of the Gulf of Aden…
July 12, 2017 at 10:30PM http://ift.tt/2uj6u4S
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