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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, Bound For Vietnam, Seeks To Turn Old Foe Into New Partner

By Matt Spetalnick ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 22 – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday headed for his first visit to Vietnam, a trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Four decades after the Vietnam War, Obama –

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