Cam Ranh Bay is the Prize, Are Lethal Weapons the Cost?


Defense Secretary Panetta visiting the Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam

Just one day after his speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stood on the flight deck of USNS Richard E, Byrd (T-AKE-4), a US maritime cargo ship, and gazed out over the wide expanse of Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay becoming the most senior US government representative to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam Conflict in 1975.

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