May 20, 2016

US in talks to place military equipment in Vietnam for first time since war’s end

Featuring Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Journalists Geoff Dyer, Michael Peel, Max Seddon

The US is in talks with Vietnam to position military equipment in the South-east Asian country for the first time since the end of the war just over four decades ago, according to US officials.

The two governments have been discussing the use of Da Nang as a site to store equipment that could be used to respond to natural disasters in the region. The coastal city, perched strategically on the South China Sea, is where US combat forces first arrived in Vietnam in 1965.

 

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  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...