The Chinese Navy is busy building a string of overseas bases, and one of the largest is in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa.
The question is, why? Exactly who are they defending against? And why is it a modern-day “Fort Apache” walled fortress, featuring battlements similar to medieval castles, shooting ports and corner towers.
Think Gary Cooper and Beau Gets and you’ll get the picture.
According to a report in Forbes magazine, this strategically-located base appears ready to receive large warships, maybe even aircraft carriers.
One aspect of the base is particularly interesting: It is a modern-day “Great Wall of China” fortress built from scratch.