US warship to visit Vietnam for first time since war's end
THE US navy is to dock in Vietnam for the first time since the end of the war there in 1975.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will arrive at the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang in March as part of the navy's multinational disaster response exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.
Its presence is also widely perceived as an attempt to counter China's military influence in Asian waters, the scenes of escalating territorial disputes.
Vietnam, which borders China, has long resis...