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mardi 6 novembre 2018

French PM visits site of Vietnam 1954 Dien Bien Phu battle

France's prime minister has visited the site of the 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, which led to the end of French presence in Indochina.

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mardi 23 octobre 2018

Taiwan to hold live-fire drill in Spratly Islands likely to anger Vietnam

November exercise will ‘safeguard integrity of Taiwan’s territory and strengthen its defence capability’

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dimanche 21 octobre 2018

How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea

The Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy is quickly gaining more definition.

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mardi 16 octobre 2018

US defence secretary visits Vietnam

US Defence Secretary James Mattis is due to land in Vietnam amid rising tensions with China over trade and the South China Sea.

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lundi 15 octobre 2018

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions.

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mardi 9 octobre 2018

Vietnam more willing to boost security ties with major powers

A number of foreign naval ships have visited Vietnam recently, and analysts say the nation is keen to promote defense diplomacy.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

U.S. general considered nuclear response in Vietnam War, cables show

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

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mercredi 3 octobre 2018

What’s in Vietnam’s new peacekeeping boost ?

A closer look at yet another significant development in Vietnam’s ongoing contribution to international peacekeeping.

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jeudi 27 septembre 2018

What’s in a Canada Warship’s Vietnam Voyage ?

The scheduled visit has significance for both bilateral ties as well as the wider region.

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jeudi 20 septembre 2018

Vietnam, France hold first security-defence strategy dialogue

The first Vietnam-France dialogue on security and defence strategy was held in Paris on September 18.

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What’s behind France’s first Vietnam air force mission ?

A closer look at a significant development in the bilateral defense relationship and the wider region.

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mardi 18 septembre 2018

Vietnam looks to Russia as it strikes US$1 billion weapons deal

Vietnam has been one of the world’s most active arms importers over recent years, amid China’s increasingly aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea

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mardi 14 août 2018

A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact ?

A new hydrographic agreement factored into recent discussions by both sides.

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Bui Tin, colonel who accepted South Vietnam’s surrender, dies at 90

Bui Tin, a North Vietnamese colonel who had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments but later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party, died on Saturday in France. He was 90.

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lundi 13 août 2018

Bui Tin, Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident, dies aged 90

Bui Tin, a former army journalist, had lived in exile in France since 1990 when he defected during a trip

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mercredi 8 août 2018

Vietnam restructures public security ministry

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has undergone a major restructuring, with six general departments scrapped and many divisions merged to build a "lean machine."

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mercredi 18 juillet 2018

Vietnam-Japan relations in the spotlight with defense dialogue

A closer look at what a recent interaction meant for the broader bilateral relationship.

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lundi 16 juillet 2018

The drug lords who domineered northern Vietnam's 'drug valley'

Before two drug lords were gunned down by the police last month, Long Luong Commune had been a narcotics haven for over a decade.

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vendredi 6 juillet 2018

Vietnam military generals get a pay raise

The monthly salary of generals has gone up VND1 million ($43) to nearly VND14.5 million ($630) from July.

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mercredi 27 juin 2018

Việt Nam to participate in US-hosted naval exercise for first time

Việt Nam’s Defence Ministry has confirmed it will be sending eight naval officers to participate in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in Hawaii, the United States, from July 1 – 31, at the invitation of the Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

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vendredi 15 juin 2018

Vietnam to boot its military out of business

New legislation requires the armed forces to divest their economic holdings, a move aimed at asserting Communist Party power and revolutionary ideology

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Vietnam condemns China for redeploying missiles to Paracel Islands

Latest satellite images show that Chinese surface-to-air missile systems have reappeared on Woody Island.

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jeudi 14 juin 2018

What’s in Vietnam’s new submarine vessel ?

Hanoi’s construction of a submarine rescue vessel deserves attention.

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lundi 4 juin 2018

Russian pacific fleet warships arrive at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh port on a visit

The visit of the Pacific Fleet’s warships will last until June 6

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vendredi 1 juin 2018

Vietnam speaks out after US warships sail near Paracel Islands

Two U.S. Navy ships came within 12 nautical miles of the islands as part of a freedom of navigation operation.

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dimanche 27 mai 2018

Vietnam has a plan to win a war against China. (and China could use it against America)

Call it poetic justice. But Vietnam's plans to defeat China resemble China's plans to defeat America.

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lundi 30 avril 2018

Vietnam continues corruption fight with charges pressed against top military officers

Multiple executives at a defense ministry's company have been arrested under power abuse charges.

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mercredi 18 avril 2018

Vietnam navy vessel launches new maritime mission

A sailing ship departs for another round of maritime diplomacy.

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jeudi 12 avril 2018

Vietnam weighs law for coast guard to open fire to protect sovereignty

Vietnam wants to give its coast guard more flexibility to open fire at sea, amid tension in the busy South China Sea waterway, a draft law released on Wednesday showed.

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vendredi 30 mars 2018

Deterrence under the dragon’s shadow : Vietnam’s military modernisation

On 5 March the USS Carl Vinson made a port call to Danang, in central Vietnam. It was the first time since the War (the Vietnam War to Americans, and the American War to Vietnamese) that a US aircraft carrier anchored in Vietnamese waters – by invitation this time – for an official visit.

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