China’s Military Launches Long-range War Games

From AP:

China’s military launched war games Tuesday aimed at deploying forces at long distances, reflecting moves to ensure security in the restive western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

The exercises will send 50,000 armored troops — the People’s Liberation Army’s “largest-ever tactical military exercise” — to unfamiliar areas far from their bases for two months of live-fire drills, state media reported.

The exercises involve four brigades from the major military regions of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou, which all will be deployed at least 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) from their bases, the reports said.

August 12, 2009 1:33 AM
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