Chinese Intelligence Base In Cuba To Include Training Facility

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Last month after media reported news of a Chinese intelligence-gathering base in Cuba, Pentagon officials denied it at first but government officials later admitted it exists.  A former intelligence official is claiming that not only does the base exist, but it has been there since 1992 and the U.S. government has known about it, according to the Miami Herald.  Recent reports are now saying that China plans on expanding the base to include a training facility. Located in Bejucal, Cuba, 90 miles from the U.S. mainland, it’s unknown how large the expansion will be but some experts look to China’s base on Mischief Reef near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea as a model, which includes a landing strip, hangers, and a listening facility. In the past China has been careful not to base troops in Cuba, but that may be changing according to some experts.