August 9, 2010

VS. THE REAL ENEMY:


Former enemies US, Vietnam now military mates
(Margie Mason, 8/08/10, Associated Press )

Cold War enemies the United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier cruised in waters off the Southeast Asian nation's coast — sending a message that China is not the region's only big player.

The visit comes 35 years after the Vietnam War as Washington and Hanoi are cozying up in a number of areas, from negotiating a controversial deal to share civilian nuclear fuel and technology to agreeing that China needs to work with its neighbors to resolve territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at August 9, 2010 5:25 AM
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