From A Secret Base in Tajikistan, China's War On Terror Adjusts To A New Reality

Near SHAYMAK, Tajikistan -- In a remote stretch of land near the Wakhan Corridor not far from Tajikistan’s mountainous border with northeastern Afghanistan, China’s regional ambitions are adjusting to a new reality on the ground.


Next to an old Soviet outpost believed to exist for at least the past five years, Chinese troops have controlled this strategic location from a collection of buildings and lookout towers as part of Bejing's nascent but growing hard-power footprint in...