US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: ReutersUS Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: Reuters

US to send aircraft carrier to Vietnam as ties between old foes deepen in response to rising threat of China

Decades after the US war in Vietnam, relations are increasingly anchored by shared concerns over China’s aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea

Topic |   Defence
US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: ReutersUS Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich. Photo: Reuters
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