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China’s Secret Cambodian Naval Facility

June 7, 2022

Episode Notes:

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that “China is secretly building a naval facility in Cambodia for the exclusive use of its military.”

Here to discuss what that means is Zack Cooper. Zack is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he studies Asian security. He previously worked at the Pentagon and the White House.

[ 0:40 ] How much of a surprise is this?
[ 2:10 ] How long did China and Cambodia think they could keep this secret?
[ 3:16 ] What are the strategic and practical implications?
[ 4:46 ] What new abilities China gains
[ 6:34 ] What is the likely response from Washington?
[ 8:18 ] Likely support in the region

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