US ‘disappointed’ as Cambodia razes another military facility

The United States expressed disappointment Tuesday that Cambodia had demolished a second American-funded military facility without warning, as the kingdom turns to China to expand a naval base.

Cambodian authorities this month finished dismantling a maintenance facility at Ream base — built in 2017 with US money — after razing a tactical naval headquarters there in September.

Cambodia’s Defence Minister Tea Banh confirmed the demolition to AFP on Tuesday, drawing a rebuke from the US embassy.

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