A new report is indicating that China is looking to takeover Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The Chinese military is reportedly eyeing a move into Bagram Air Base, only weeks after the Biden administration ordered a withdrawal from what was the United States’ largest military installation in Afghanistan.
Multiple sources confirmed to U.S. News that the Chinese military is assessing the feasibility of sending soldiers and other officials to the abandoned military base, which the Biden administration shuttered in July before a full withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Generals and lawmakers warned President Biden against giving up the base, which was the largest American installation on China’s western border, during the Taliban offensive. The president went ahead with the withdrawal in spite of the warnings.
“Should the United States and China come to blows in the Pacific, a second front will be critical given China’s ability to concentrate its naval and missile assets around Taiwan,” House Armed Services Committee member Mike Waltz (R., Fla.), a former Green Beret, wrote in May. “Unexplainably, in addition to giving up the only air base in the world located in a country that physically borders China and Russia’s southern border, the Biden administration will also give up a key strategic foothold along Iran’s eastern flank, and along the nuclear-equipped and unstable Pakistan.”
The Chinese have denied the move, but they have also denied the coronavirus.