US and Vietnam float warily together

Historic docking of USS Vinson aircraft carrier at Da Nang sends a strong signal to China but strategic ties are still more symbolic than substantive

A Vietnamese soldier keeps watch in front of US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after its arrival at a port in Danang, Vietnam March 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kham
A Vietnamese soldier keeps watch in front of US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after its arrival at a port in Danang, Vietnam March 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kham
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