The Pentagon is reporting that a "military grade laser" being used at this base has been the culprit of aircraft harassment both military and civilian flying in or near the region.
“These incidents are not surprising as they represent an act just short of war, but indicate gross, intentional negligence, as well as complete disregard for aviation safety and international norms,” said Trey Meeks, a principal at the Asia Group research firm and a former Air Force colonel assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. “I would certainly view it as harassment.”
There have been several incidents in recent weeks said the Pentagon, including an incident of a C-130 cargo plane where the pilots actually received eye injuries.
It is believed by experts that the main reason for China choosing Djibouti to place an overseas base is to spy on the American base just 8 miles away where officials say is the home to highly sensitive information regarding U.S. military in the region.