1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

Apr 26, 2015

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until U.S. President Gerald Ford ordered remaining U.S. forces to evacuate the children. Forty years after the final flight of Operation ...

Mar 25, 2015

Vietnam wants full lifting of U.S. arms embargo

Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan, Vietnam affirm partnership on maritime security

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan have agreed to continue bilateral efforts to ensure maritime security while underlining the importance of respecting the rule of law, ministry officials said. Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. World Conference on ...

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Mar 13, 2015

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Russia’s expanding military presence, from Vietnam to Latin America, is reviving Cold War-style tensions with the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday that the U.S. is pressing Vietnam to bar Russian military aircraft from refueling at the former American base at Cam ...