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Obama to Lay Out Vision for Vietnam Ties After Ending Arms Ban

By Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HANOI, May 24 – U.S. President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China’s military buildup. The removal

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Arms Embargo in The Balance as Obama Visits Old Foe Vietnam

By Matt Spetalnick HANOI, May 23 – U.S. President Barack Obama began his first visit to Vietnam on Monday, part of his strategic “rebalance” towards Asia that could bring more overtures to a former enemy to boost its defense capability as a time of rising South China Sea tension. Underlining the burgeoning commercial relationship between

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Obama Weighs Historic Decision on Whether to Lift Vietnam Arms Ban

By David Brunnstrom, Lesley Wroughton and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, May 9 – U.S. President Barack Obama is considering whether to lift a three-decade-old arms embargo on Vietnam, U.S. officials say, as he weighs calls to forge closer military ties with Hanoi against concerns over its poor human rights record. The debate within the U.S. administration

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South Sudan Needs Arms Embargo; Leaders Killing Civilians – U.N.

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 – The United Nations Security Council should place an arms embargo on South Sudan, while the oil-rich country’s President Salva Kiir and a rebel leader qualify to be sanctioned over atrocities in a two-year civil war, U.N. sanctions monitors said in an annual report. The

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