US navy carrier's Vietnam visit signals closer ties amid China tensions
USS Carl Vinson’s port call was largest US troop presence in Vietnam since war ended in 1975
Thousands of sailors from a US navy carrier and two escort vessels have taken part in a charm offensive while on a port call to the Vietnamese coastal city of Da Nang, in the largest US troop presence in the country since the war ended in 1975.
In a classroom on the outskirts of the city, uniformed navy sailors played rock and country classics for dozens of enthralled children who had disabilities that have been blamed on the Agent Orange sprayed by the US military during the war. After the performance, more sailors arrived for some arts and crafts.Continue reading...