Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs
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Hanoi, Vietnam— The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a ...

Vietnam opens three restricted sites for U.S. MIA hunt
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HANOI (Reuters) - The Vietnamese government on Monday gave a boost to the search for missing U.S. servicemen from the Vietnam War, telling visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta they would open three previously closed sites to permit excavation ...

Hanoi opens three new areas in search for MIAs in Vietnam
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HANOI, Vietnam - The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a ...

Excerpts from US soldier's letters home
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vietnam Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh exchanged long-held artifacts Monday collected during the Vietnam war - including letters written by a U.S. soldier who was killed. Instead, the letters written by Army Sgt ...

Excerpts from 3 letters US soldier planned to send home during Vietnam
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vietnam Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh exchanged long-held artifacts Monday collected during the Vietnam war — including letters written by a U.S. s... ...

Vietnam opens three restricted sites for U.S. MIA hunt
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HANOI (Reuters) - The Vietnamese government gave on Monday a boost to the search for missing U.S. servicemen from the Vietnam War, telling visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta it would open three previously closed sites to permit excavation f ...

Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs
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The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a meeting here. ...

Vietnam to allow US to search for soldiers' remains
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US and Vietnam exchange war artifacts as Hanoi agrees to open up sites to help locate troops missing in action The Vietnamese government has agreed to open three new sites for excavation by the US to search for troop remains from the war in the 1960s ...

Hanoi opens 3 MIA search areas, releases letters
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HANOI, Vietnam—In a poignant historical postscript, the United States and Vietnam on Monday exchanged artifacts of war, including a U. ...

Former Enemies Vietnam, US Ramp Up Defense Ties
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HANOI, Vietnam - Defense chiefs from former foes Vietnam and the United States met Monday in Hanoi to ramp up ties at a time of rising tensions in the South China Sea. In Hanoi’s searing hot mid-morning sunshine, defense chiefs of two nations once at ...

Vietnam extends US soldier hunt
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Vietnam opens up new areas to teams searching for US soldiers missing from the Vietnam war, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits the country. ...

Hanoi Opens 3 New Sites For POW Search
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The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a meeting in Hanoi ...

Must-Reads from Around the World: June 4, 2012
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Pivot Watch — Following U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s weekend visit to the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, China’s Global Times analyses America’s shift to an enlarged military presence in the region. Their take: “Despite the United States ...

As Panetta Visits Vietnam, China Warily Eyes U.S. Plans For Shift to Asia
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta filled in some details of the U.S. military‘s strategic ‘pivot’ to Asia, telling the Shangri-La Security Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday that the U.S. Navy will shift so that by 2020 the majority of its forces will be ...

Vietnam MIAs: Vietnam opens three sites for US M.I.A. hunt
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Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh told Panetta of the decision during a meeting at his ministry, where they discussed the US strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region, and its implications for their growing military ties. ...

Panetta visits Vietnam, exchanges soldiers effects
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met with his couterpart in Vietnam where they exchanges items collected during the war including letters and a diary. ...

Cam Ranh Bay Lures Panetta Seeking Return to Vietnam Port
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Thirty-seven years after the Vietnam War ended in a communist victory, the top U.S. defense official returned to the old hub of American military activity seeking greater naval access to the port that greeted most of the more than 2.5 million America ...

Shift To Pacific Bolsters Importance Of Marine Amphibious Skills
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On June 2, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivered an address to a 28-nation security conference in Singapore describing how the U.S. plans to ?rebalance? its military posture, placing more emphasis on Asia and less emphasis on everywhere else. M ...

Vietnam to open restricted sites for MIA search: Pentagon
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HANOI (Reuters) - The Vietnamese government has agreed to open three previously restricted sites to help the search for and excavation of the remains of U.S. servicemen listed as missing in action, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The agreement was ...

U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is trying to send a message during a weeklong trip to the region: The U.S. is back, but with a much lighter touch. He's continuing Monday his visit to Vietnam where's he's hoping to build stronger defense ties. With its ...

Vietnam OKs wider search for U.S. MIA
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Panetta told 3 new areas open to excavation as he collects letters from slain U.S. soldier held in Vietnam since war ...

Hanoi opens 3 MIA search areas, releases letters
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The Vietnamese government agreed to open three new sites for excavation by the U.S. to search for troop remains from the Vietnam War. ...

Vietnam okays wider search for U.S. MIA
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Panetta told 3 new areas open to excavation as he collects letters from slain U.S. soldier held in Vietnam since war ...

Hanoi opens 3 MIA search areas, releases letters
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In a poignant postscript to war, the writings of a US soldier describing the carnage and exhaustion surrounding him before he was killed more than 40 years ago were seen for the first time when Vietnamese officials traded his letters for the diary of ...

IHT Rendezvous: Lips, Teeth and the U.S. Navy
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The visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to the strategic port of Cam Ranh Bay has struck security analysts as a bold step for the Vietnamese, a move that is not likely to please Beijing. As one analyst put it: "Hanoi knows that China is watchi ...

GI's letters offer window into war
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U.S. and Vietnam exchange war artifacts, including letters from U.S. soldier killed in action, diary taken from dead Vietnamese ...

Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs
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In a poignant postscript to war, the writings of a US soldier describing the carnage and exhaustion surrounding him before he was killed more than 40 years ago were seen for the first time when Vietnamese officials traded his letters for the diary of ...

Historic artifact exchange in Hanoi today
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The Department of Defense posted an item of interest today that might be missed by most civilians.This morning, in Hanoi, Vietnam, American and Vietnamese defense ministers, for the first time, exchanged items that were taken by service members... ...

China says hopes U.S. will respect concern after naval shift
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it hoped the United States would respect Chinese concerns in the region, after the U.S. defense secretary announced plans to shift most of his country's warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020. ...

Panetta in Vietnam to bolster ties
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For the Obama administration, which is attempting to reorient its foreign policy and military toward Asia in part because of China's rise, Vietnam represents a key opportunity. ...

Panetta sends message to China on Vietnam visit
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used a visit Sunday to Vietnam to make clear Washington's intent to aid allies in the Asia-Pacific region develop and enforce maritime rights in the South China Sea, which Beijing largely claims. ...

Panetta Calls for More Access to Pacific Harbors
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called for continued access to harbors in the South China Sea, as the U.S. seeks to move a majority of its warships to the Asian-Pacific region by 2020. Panetta comments Sunday came as he visited Vietnam's deep ...

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta highlights U.S. ties to Vietnam during visit
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CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam — America’s top defense official traveled to Cam Ranh Bay on Sunday, a symbolic return to what was a vital naval base for the United States during the Vietnam War. Leon E. Panetta’s visit to the bay — the first by a U.S. secret ...

Leon Panetta becomes highest ranking official to visit Vietnam base since war
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Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, became the highest ranking official to visit a key Vietnam base used by American troops during the war as part of a major push to expand its naval presence in Asia. ...

Panetta urges more US Naval access to Vietnam harbor
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From the flight deck of the USNS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay towards the South China Sea. ...

Panetta’s Vietnam trip highlights Pacific rivalry
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Leon Panetta became the first US defence secretary to visit Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam in more than three decades, highlighting the growing military rivalry in the Pacific ...

Panetta: More access to Vietnam harbor
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, talks with Chief Mate Fred Cullen as he takes a boat out to a U.S. navy cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Sunday, June 3, 2012. ...

Defense Secretary Panetta Visits Vietnam
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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is on a week-long trip to Asia, with stops in Singapore, Vietnam and India. As NPR's Larry Abramson tells host Rachel Martin, Panetta's trip highlights the Pentagon's new strategic focus on China and the Pacific. ...

Access to Pacific harbors key to U.S. strategy: Panetta
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CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited a deep-water Vietnamese port near the contested South China Sea on Sunday, calling access to such harbors critical as the U.S. shifts 60 percent of its warships to the Asia-Paci ...

Access to Pacific harbors key to U.S. strategy: Panetta
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CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited a deep-water Vietnamese port near the contested South China Sea on Sunday, calling access to such harbors critical as the U.S. shifts 60 percent of its warships to the Asia-Pac ...

Panetta wants more US access to Vietnam harbor
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From the flight deck of the USNS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay towards the South China Sea. ...

Panetta Visits Vietnam
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Sunday visited a major base used by American forces during the Vietnam War. Panetta is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the former U.S. air force and naval base at Cam Ranh Bay since the war ended in 1975 ...

Panetta: wants more US access to historic Vietnam harbor; sees better ties with Vietnam
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Vietnam to assure allies in the region that the U.S. will help them enforce maritime rights in the South China Sea. ...

Panetta wants more US access to Vietnam harbor
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Vietnam to assure allies in the region that the U.S. will help them enforce maritime rights in the South China Sea. ...

Panetta visits former U.S. base in Vietnam
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Leon Panetta visited a former U.S. base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, on Sunday, marking the first trip there by an American defense secretary since the war ended. ...

Pentagon seeks return to long-abandoned military port in Vietnam
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CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam -- Forty-five years ago, American cargo ships filled this vast harbor, unloading supplies day after day for U.S. troops fighting the Viet Cong. ...

Seeking to outmaneuver China, US tries not to cause waves with 'Pacific Pivot' in a wary Asia
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As the United States moves to bolster its military position in Asia, it faces severe budget cuts from Congress, an increasingly powerful rival in China and a hornet's nest of regional political ... ...

US tries not to make waves with 'Pacific Pivot'
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As the United States moves to bolster its military position in Asia, it faces severe budget cuts from Congress, an increasingly powerful rival in China and a hornet's nest of regional political sensitivities. ...

US tries not to make waves with `Pacific Pivot'
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As the United States moves to bolster its military position in Asia, it faces severe budget cuts from Congress, an increasingly powerful rival in China and a hornet's nest of regional political sensitivities. ...

US tries not to make waves with `Pacific Pivot'
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The United States is shifting its military policy to put Asia and the Pacific front-and-center of its strategic priorities. ...

Panetta: US to Put More Warships in Asia
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States will shift the bulk of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years as part of a new military rebalancing to guarantee a strong and continued U.S. presence in the region.   U.S ...

Leon Panetta: China should not fear new US military focus on Asia-Pacific
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US defence secretary attempts to assuage Beijing's fears over strategic rethink and dismisses claims it will heighten tension Defence secretary Leon Panetta has dismissed claims that America's military refocus towards the Asia-Pacific will fuel confl ...

Panetta: No China threat from US military in Asia
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From this island nation in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sent a message Saturday that America's new military focus on the Asia-Pacific is not intended to raise tensions in the region or threaten Beijing. ...

Panetta: New US focus on Asia Pacific is no threat to China; nations must work together
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Speaking near China's backyard Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rejected suggestions that America's new focus on the Asia-Pacific will fuel conflict in the region or that the emerging strategy is meant as a threat to Beijing. ...

US, China relations key topic at defense meeting
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Speaking near China's backyard Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rejected suggestions that America's new focus on the Asia-Pacific will fuel conflict in the region or that the emerging strategy is meant as a threat to Beijing. ...

US will put more warships in Asia, says Defence Secretary
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The United States will move the majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific in coming years and keep six aircraft carriers in the region, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said today, giving the first details of a new US military strategy. ...

Panetta: Majority of US warships moving to Asia
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The United States will move the majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific in coming years and keep six aircraft carriers in the region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Saturday, giving the first details of a new U.S. military strategy. ...


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