U.S. Warships Make First Visit to Vietnam Base in Decades

  • U.S.-Vietnam ties have grown as China presses sea claims
  • Cam Ranh Bay was hub of U.S. military activity in Vietnam War

The USS John McCain.

Photographer: Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

Two American warships stopped in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay this week for the first time since the two nations normalized relations 21 years ago, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday.

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