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    Asia’s New Military Hub: Rivals at Home, Partners Abroad

    They’re brothers in arms. While Chinese, Japanese and Korean leaders may spar back home, they’re working together well in Africa, setting up military facilities in places like Djibouti. The beefed up presence follows Asia’s trade boom with Africa — China alone was expected to hit $300 billion in 2015 — and while they’ve been in the region for a while, they’re now quietly expanding their forward military presence. This has some in the American military, still the dominant foreign military force there, hopeful for future cooperation.

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