May 22, 2014

U.S. Is Finally Making a Friend of Vietnam

David Stout, Time

The Associated Press

Washington's warm rapprochement with Hanoi is a reflection of the American desire to contain an increasingly bold and hawkish China. Some experts say relations have improved to the point where a lifting of the arms embargo on Vietnam is possible.

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TAGGED: Asia Pivot, United States, China, Vietnam

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