Construction workers build a road near Lhasa, Tibet in 2006. Infrastructure improvements in the area have given China a strategic advantage in its confrontation with India over the Doklam Plateau border region.
Infrastructure is easy to overlook when examining a country's defensive capabilities. Compared with artillery, troops and armored vehicles, the roads and rail lines that enable their movement seem less exciting. But in the singularly austere environment of the Doklam Plateau along the border between China and India -- known as...
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