USA carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

US carrier Carl Vinson docks in Danang for 1st time since Vietnam War

Vietnam held a ceremony on Monday afternoon to welcome the USS Carl Vinson on a historic visit marking the first time a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier has docked in the country since the Vietnam War ended.

Separately from this week's mission, US officials have said American warships would continue sailing without prior notice close to the China-occupied islands and atolls, an aggressive way of signaling to Beijing that it does not recognize its sovereignty over those areas.

In its National Security Strategy (NSS) paper, released last December, the Trump administration identified Vietnam as a "cooperative maritime partner", underlining Hanoi's emergence as a key player in preserving the existing order in the East Asian seascape. The docking of the vast vessel, which can support up to 90 aircraft, will represent the largest USA military presence in Vietnam since the end of many years of bitter conflict and after the country was unified in 1975. North Korea's Air Defenses: Who Wins?

The port call and US operations in the South China Sea are routine, Manning said.

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The visit comes against the backdrop of long-running territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Vietnam, in the South China Sea, where they have overlapping sovereignty claims. Some Vietnamese officials are concerned that China could respond to the US visit by maintaining its own presence in Vietnamese waters.

The former Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau was transferred to Vietnam a year ago, becoming the largest ship in the nation's fleet. China has been building up man-made islands in the South China Sea in recent years that can support military structures.

The U.S. ships will leave Tien Sa Port in Da Nang on Friday.

The Southeast Asian country has also opened various gas fields within its exclusive economic zone, which is contested by China, to state-owned energy companies from Russian Federation and India.

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The Trump administration has been quietly increasing the number of USA patrols in the South China Sea, but China has failed to respond as negatively to the patrols as it did during the Obama era. Danang saw heavy fighting during the war as the site of a major US military base, but those gathered showed no sign of bearing a grudge.

The war in Vietnam started in 1957 as partisan confrontation in the south of the country. Pacific Fleet. "I am confident that engagements like this will further expand the comprehensive partnership between the United States and Vietnam".

Hanoi has thus managed to develop a modicum of strategic space as well as minimum deterrence against Chinese revanchist intentions within Vietnamese waters.

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