August 30, 2022

Satellite Images of Naval Base in Cambodia Expose China’s Lie

Source: News Corp Australia

Journalist: Jamie Seidel

China insisted it wasn’t building a naval base in Cambodia … until its ambassador attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. It insists it won’t arm its overseas facilities … right up until the missiles start flying? Center for a New American Security (CNAS) analyst Thomas Shugart believes he has spotted evidence Beijing is building fortifications at its not-so-secret facility in the heart of Southeast Asia.

“Something about those cutout areas tickled the back of my brain,” Mr Shugart said. “Then I remembered where I’d seen something that looked similar: the HQ-9 SAM launchers that defend the PLA Navy’s Yalong naval base (Hainan Island).”

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  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Thomas Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime com...