vietnam military

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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Vietnam Builds Military Muscle to Face China

By Greg Torode XUAN MAI, Vietnam, Dec 17 – Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a decade-long modernisation drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms buildup since the height of the Vietnam War. The ruling Communist Party’s goal is to deter its giant northern neighbour as tensions rise over the disputed South

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