U.S. Pushes for Closer Ties With Vietnam as Tension with China Escalate

The visit comes amid a leadership transition after the death in September of Vietnam’s president, Tran Dai Quang. Earlier this month.

U.S. Pushes for Closer Ties With Vietnam as Tension with China Escalate

HANOI – U.S.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his second visit to Vietnam this year, 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. The visit beginning Tuesday also shows how far U.S.-Vietnamese relations have […]