Defense Minister Tea Banh on Thursday said that truckloads of tanks and mounted rocket launchers seen by witnesses leaving the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the direction of Phnom Penh would be used to protect the country in the case that someone “tries to destroy the nation.” Eyewitnesses in Preah Sihanouk province said they saw more than 20 heavily armed vehicles—including at least 16 tanks—at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port being transported by truck up National Road 4 around 4 p.m. Thursday.