Vietnam’s second Hamilton-class cutter donated by US arrives at homeport

Photo c/o US Embassy in Hanoi

The second Hamilton-class high endurance cutter recevied by the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) from the US Government has arrived in its homeport in Vietnam. This was announced by the US Embassy in Hanoi, mentioning that the arrival of the ship, with hull number CBS 8021 happened “earlier this month”, with no specific time and date… Continue reading Vietnam’s second Hamilton-class cutter donated by US arrives at homeport

Philippines to maintain a long-standing military pact with USA

The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt anchored off Manila Bay in 2018.Credit...Bullit Marquez/Associated Press

The Philippine government reversed course on Tuesday, saying it would keep a long-standing military treaty with the United States known as the Visiting Forces Agreement, which President Rodrigo Duterte has blasted as unjust. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin made the statement on Twitter on Tuesday, claiming he had informed Washington in a diplomatic message. The… Continue reading Philippines to maintain a long-standing military pact with USA