U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) meets Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam October 17, 2018. 

REUTERS WED OCT 17, 2018

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BIEN HOA AIR BASE, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Standing near a skull-and-crossbones warning sign meant to keep people away from toxic soil, Mattis was briefed by Vietnamese officials about the massive contamination area. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam”

Vietnamese, US veteran pilots gather in Hanoi

Vietnamese and American veteran pilots, who were once enemies of each other in the air during the anti-US war, reunited in Hanoi on October 3 for the third time.

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Vietnamese and American veteran pilots, who were once enemies of each other in the air during the anti-US war, gather in Hanoi on October 3 for the third time.

Present at the gathering were Lt. Gen. Nguyen Duc Soat, hero of the People’s Armed Forces and head of the Vietnamese veteran pilot delegation, Charlie Tutt, head of the US veteran pilot delegation, representatives from the Air Defence – Air Force Service under the Vietnam Defence Ministry, and veteran pilots of the two countries. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnamese, US veteran pilots gather in Hanoi”

Đại tướng Mỹ thăm đền Hai Bà Trưng

 – Chiều nay, Đại tướng Robert B.Brown, Tư lệnh Bộ Tư lệnh Lục quân Thái Bình Dương Hoa Kỳ và Đại sứ Mỹ tại Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink tới thăm quần thể di tích đền Hai Bà Trưng (Đồng Nhân, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội).

Ông Robert B.Brown đang có chuyến thăm Việt Nam. Sáng nay, ông cùng Thượng tướng Phạm Hồng Hương, Phó tổng tham mưu trưởng QĐND Việt Nam đồng chủ trì hội thảo quản lý Lục quân Thái Bình Dương lần thứ 42 (PAMS 42). Tiếp tục đọc “Đại tướng Mỹ thăm đền Hai Bà Trưng”

Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump chúc Tết người Việt Nam

tuoitre 15/02/2018 07:36 GMT+7

TTO – Điện đàm với Chủ tịch nước Trần Đại Quang ngày 14-2, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump đã gửi lời chúc mừng năm mới tới lãnh đạo và nhân dân Việt Nam nhân dịp Tết cổ truyền Mậu Tuất.

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Chủ tịch nước Trần Đại Quang và Tổng thống Donald Trump tại tiệc chiêu đãi nhân chuyến thăm cấp nhà nước Việt Nam tháng 11-2017 – Ảnh: VOV

Tin từ Bộ Ngoại giao cho biết ngày 14-2, Chủ tịch nước Trần Đại Quang đã có cuộc điện đàm với Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump.

Cuộc điện đàm diễn ra trong bối cảnh quan hệ hai nước tiếp tục phát triển thực chất, hiệu quả, trên cơ sở tôn trọng độc lập, chủ quyền, toàn vẹn lãnh thổ và thể chế chính trị của nhau, vì lợi ích của nhân dân hai nước và đóng góp tích cực vào việc duy trì hòa bình, ổn định, hợp tác và phát triển ở khu vực và trên thế giới. Tiếp tục đọc “Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump chúc Tết người Việt Nam”

Vietnam, US begin Agent Orange cleanup at former wartime air base

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By Staff reporters   January 24, 2018
 Bien Hoa Airport is the largest remaining dioxin hotspot in Vietnam.

Vietnam and the U.S. have kickstarted the process of cleaning up the dioxin around Bien Hoa Airport, a heavily contaminated zone just outside Ho Chi Minh City.

The process formally began on Tuesday with the signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Military Science Department under Vietnam’s Ministry of Defense.

Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam, US begin Agent Orange cleanup at former wartime air base”

US Senate confirms new ambassador to Vietnam

Daniel Kritenbrink of Virginia will succeed Ted Osius as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam

By Tuoi Tre News

October 27, 2017, 11:46 GMT+7

​US Senate confirms new ambassador to Vietnam
Daniel Kritenbrink, the new U.S. ambassador to Vietnam

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Daniel Kritenbrink, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam.

The nomination was made at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday morning (local time), according to an agenda posted by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

More than two dozen nominations for U.S. ambassador posts in other countries were made at the same meeting. Tiếp tục đọc “US Senate confirms new ambassador to Vietnam”

Tổng thống Mỹ sẽ đến Hà Nội, thăm chính thức Việt Nam

 – Trong thông báo đưa ra hôm nay, Nhà Trắng cho biết, vào ngày 11/11, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump sẽ đến Hà Nội và có cuộc gặp song phương với Chủ tịch nước Trần Đại Quang cũng như các nhà lãnh đạo cấp cao Việt Nam.

Trang web Nhà Trắng đã cung cấp lịch trình chuyến công du châu Á sắp tới của Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump.

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Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump

Thông báo cho hay, như đã thông tin, Tổng thống Trump sẽ thăm Nhật Bản, Hàn Quốc, Trung Quốc, Việt Nam, Philippines và Hawaii từ ngày 3-14/11. Chuyến công du nhằm nhấn mạnh cam kết của Tổng thống với những đồng minh và đối tác lâu năm của Mỹ, tái khẳng định cam kết thúc đẩy một khu vực Ấn Độ – Thái Bình Dương tự do, cởi mở. Tiếp tục đọc “Tổng thống Mỹ sẽ đến Hà Nội, thăm chính thức Việt Nam”

US President Donald Trump to visit Asia from Nov 3 to 14

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov 3 and 14, the White House said on Monday (Oct 16), amid rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.

Trump will “call on the international community to join together in maximising pressure on North Korea”, the White House said in a statement, and will meet family members of Japanese citizens who have been abducted by North Korea. Tiếp tục đọc “US President Donald Trump to visit Asia from Nov 3 to 14”

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam

Vietnamese heroes had three great victories against northern invaders on Bach Dang River

By Tuoi Tre News

October 7, 2017, 09:57 GMT+7

​U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam
Admiral Scott H. Swift is seen in front of a bed of iron-clad roles used in the Bach Dang battles.
Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited a renowned historical site where great Vietnamese heroes turned back invading armies three times, in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong on Friday.

Admiral Swift, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam Ted Osius, toured the Bach Dang Giang (Bach Dang River) site, where iron-headed poles were placed under the waters during the great victories of Vietnam against invaders in three historic battles in the 10th and 13th centuries. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam”

Vietnam National University, University of California further cooperation

Last update 11:36 | 13/09/2017

Ho Chi Minh City always creates good conditions for the Vietnam National University (VNU), Ho Chi Minh City and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to cooperate in post-graduate training and medicine research.

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). (Photo: usnews.com)

Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu made the statement at a reception on September 12 for UCLA vice chancellor Scott Waugh. Waugh is attending the third International Conference on Innovations in Cancer Research and Regenerative Medicine held by the VNU, HCM City and UCLA in Ho Chi Minh City. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam National University, University of California further cooperation”

US government funds training center for Vietnamese peacekeeping forces

The facility has 15 training rooms with a total capacity of 600 peopleBy Tuoi Tre News

August 29,2017, 11:15 GMT+7

​US government funds training center for Vietnamese peacekeeping forces
The dedication ceremony for the peacekeeping training center is organized in Hanoi on August 28, 2017. Photo: Vietnam People’s Army
The United States government has handed over a center that focuses on peacekeeping missions by the Vietnamese military, marking the two nations’ cooperation in the preservation of peace.A dedication ceremony was organized in Hanoi on Monday to mark the transfer of the peacekeeping training center from U.S. ownership to Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense.

The facility, along with relevant equipment, is designed to facilitate the training of peacekeeping forces. Tiếp tục đọc “US government funds training center for Vietnamese peacekeeping forces”

The True Nature of John McCain’s Heroism

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Senators John McCain, at right, and John Kerry, both veterans of the Vietnam War, in 1985.

Photograph by CBS Photo Archive / Getty

“He’s not a war hero,” Donald Trump said two years ago, speaking at a Republican Party candidates’ forum in Iowa. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Trump’s insult to Senator John McCain—and, by extension, to every American P.O.W.—drew a gasp of rebuke from across the political spectrum. The initial indignation, however, did not last; in hindsight, it seems one of the final instances of a broad cultural unity that now seems lost to this country forever.

Tiếp tục đọc “The True Nature of John McCain’s Heroism”

Vietnam is worried that Trump’s weakness is making China strong

Citizens of Vietnam have developed an unusual national pastime: Across the country and on social networks, people trade suspicions that their government is secretly giving in to an aggressive China. And lately, there has been plenty of fuel for their rumours.

Some blame a visibly diminished US presence for giving Beijing an opportunity to act behind the scenes. Many blame officials in Hanoi for putting economic cooperation or alleged communist solidarity above questions of national pride. Last month, when a valuable project overseen by the Spanish company Repsol was suspended without explanation, both theories abounded. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam is worried that Trump’s weakness is making China strong”

US army veteran returns to Viet Nam to heal scars of war

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Update: August, 14/2017 – 10:13

Chuck Searcy, Vice President of Project RENEW and Co-chair of the Agent Orange Working Group. — Photo pbs.org

Việt Nam News reporter Hoàng Anh talks to Chuck Searcy, Vice President of Project RENEW and Co-chair of the Agent Orange Working Group.


When did you come to Việt Nam and what motivated your decision?

The first time I came to Việt Nam was in 1967, as a 20-year-old soldier in the US Army. The year I spent in the war had a profound impact on me. That experience made me hate war. I saw the lies used by the US government to win support from the American people to continue the war, and I saw the death and destruction, the pain and the sorrow being caused to American families, but especially the terrible and tragic costs to the Vietnamese people. When I left the war zone in 1968, I knew that someday I would return – and I hoped it would be in a time of peace and recovery for Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “US army veteran returns to Viet Nam to heal scars of war”