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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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mercredi 28 mars 2018

Vietnam, France seek to step up defence partnership

Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh met with senior officers from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces to discuss a wide range of measures to boost defence cooperation between Vietnam and France.

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lundi 12 mars 2018

Move by the United States to woo Vietnam is a flawed strategy

With American officials eager to counter China’s growing might to preserve their nation’s global eminence, they would do better to accept a big power relationship with Beijing and the best place to start is by ending provocations that are behind tensions.

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lundi 5 mars 2018

A U.S. aircraft carrier's historic Vietnam port call sends a message to China

For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries’ efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea.

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mercredi 28 février 2018

US aircraft carrier to dock in Vietnam for first time since 1975 amid tension over China’s rising sea power

The US navy is to dock in the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang in March, in the first visit of an American aircraft carrier to the country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

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vendredi 23 février 2018

In a first, US Navy carrier to visit Vietnam since war

The U.S. Navy will kick off its largest multilateral disaster-response preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific region on Feb. 23, with a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier scheduled to visit Vietnam in early March.

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lundi 19 février 2018

Why Vietnam isn’t talking about 1968

Ngoc Dai, a 23-year-old soldier in the People’s Army of Vietnam, was fighting the Americans near the besieged Khe Sanh combat base when his unit received elating orders.

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jeudi 8 février 2018

US looks to increase weapons exports to Vietnam, decrease Russian influence

The U.S. State Department wants to see Vietnam distance itself from Russian arms deals and buy more weapons from the United States, but experts say the cost and complication of American-made technologies could make that transition hard fought.

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mercredi 7 février 2018

What’s next for Vietnam-Cambodia military ties in 2018 ?

A closer look at the trajectory and future direction of their defense cooperation.

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samedi 27 janvier 2018

US carrier to make historic Vietnam visit in March

First-ever US flattop to dock in nation; Sign of quickening military ties between former foes

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