Opinion

The Claim That A New Cambodian Airfield Is Actually A Chinese Base Is Dubious At Best

A widely circulated report concludes that a new airfield near a luxury resort is a Chinese outpost, but the evidence is far from conclusive.

A widely circulated report from News.com.au, a division of News Corp Australia, was published on Feb. 8, 2020, and was subsequently parroted and shared all around the national security and defense online community. The story claims that an airfield that is under construction near Cambodia’s Dara Sakor Seashore Resort is actually a Chinese Air Base that will give China’s military greater reach throughout a critical and increasingly tense region. This all sounds fairly ominous and intriguing, but there is one problem, high-resolution satellite imagery exclusively obtained by The War Zone does not support such a bold claim.

In full: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32182/satellite-imagery-doesnt-support-conclusion-that-new-cambodian-airfield-is-a-chinese-base

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