Golez: A balancer in South China Sea. Strong US-Vietnam military cooperation emerging. "US Navy starts drills with Vietnam days after sailing near disputed South China Sea island - Pacific - Stripes
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"The US Navy has kicked off naval drills with Vietnam, just days after sending a guided-missile destroyer near a South China Sea islet claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
"The USS Coronado and USNS Salvor steamed into Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port Wednesday for the annual five-day “Naval Engagement Activity,” which will include ship handling, medical evacuations and practicing the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, a Navy statement said. Skill exchanges will cover shipboard damage control, shipboard medicine and law."