Two US warships have docked in Vietnam for the first time since the war in a move which is expected to cause further tensions with China
The warships docked at a Vietnamese naval base, in the first such port call since the normalization of relations 21 years ago.
Press TV reports:
Submarine tender USS Frank Cable and guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain entered a deep water base in Cam Ranh Bay in Khanh Hoa province on Sunday, the US Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.
Before entering the Cam Ranh Bay, USS John S. McCain also made a port call in nearby Da Nang City, according to the statement.
The coastal city, perched strategically on the South China Sea, is where US combat forces first arrived in Vietnam in 1965. The US carried out an eight-year military intervention in the country from 1965 to 1973, killing thousands of Vietnamese people.
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