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SHAUN TURTON and BOPHA PHORN, Contributing writers July 1, 2019 17:41 JST | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos
PHNOM PENH -- A senior Pentagon official has suggested that Cambodia may be planning to host Chinese military assets at its naval base.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Joseph Felter made the suggestion in a frank letter last month to Cambodia's Minister for National Defense Tea Banh.
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