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The roughly 90 Ground Self-Defense Force members who left Tuesday for Iraq will oversee the construction of what is expected to be one of the most high-tech, well-equipped forts on Earth.

Infrared surveillance cameras and sensors will monitor the gate of the 700- to 800-sq.-meter camp, located in a muddy field outside the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, to back up triple-security checks by GSDF personnel, according to the Defense Agency’s plan.

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