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The head of the Pentagon went to visit Indonesia and Vietnam

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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis departed yesterday for visits to Indonesia and Vietnam with the aim of establishing closer cooperation with these countries in the military-technical field. Interfax with reference to western media.




We use the Pacific Ocean - and the name itself says that it is peaceful - and we want all the countries that use it to flourish,
Mattis told reporters accompanying him on the trip.

I want to convey (the thought) that we respect the sovereign countries of Asia with their sovereign right to vote and decision-making. We do not believe that anyone else has the exclusive right with respect to their economies, their diplomacy and their decisions regarding security,
added on.

Meanwhile, observers noted that during the visit, Mattis will try to "weaken the influence of China and Russia in the region, showing the advantages of US policy."

In particular, the Minister intends to discuss issues of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, with an emphasis on PLA actions in this area of ​​the world ocean.
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 22 January 2018 08: 37
    0
    There was no need to spoil them, and the Vietnamese did not forget about the attitude of the United States towards them.
    1. Logall
      Logall 22 January 2018 08: 47
      +3
      departed yesterday with visits to Indonesia and Vietnam in order to establish closer cooperation with these countries in the military-technical field

      Blackmail, threats ... And they are plotting their own worthless, but expensive, weapons!
      That is what is meant by "test military cooperation"!
      1. cniza
        cniza 22 January 2018 08: 50
        +1
        Alexander, good morning! hi The US military-industrial complex is breaking all records for corruption.
        1. Logall
          Logall 22 January 2018 09: 01
          +3
          Victor, good morning!
          Quote: cniza
          US military-industrial complex breaks all records on corruption

          Yes, they are breaking records all over. Both the upper and lower! Particularly surprising are their methods of selling their sky-high expensive equipment ...
          1. cniza
            cniza 22 January 2018 09: 27
            +1
            And there is nothing new, they make an offer which it is "impossible to refuse".
            1. Logall
              Logall 22 January 2018 10: 02
              +3
              Yeah, I immediately remember the movie The Godfather ...
    2. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 22 January 2018 08: 57
      0
      And why then aircraft carrier groups are sent to the Pacific Ocean, not for the love of the world. Shameless hypocrites, in the place of the Vietnamese they would not be allowed close to their country.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 22 January 2018 09: 30
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      Will buy weapons. This is a continuation of the May story - if Metis rides, then there will be strong progress in the military-technical cooperation.

      Vietnam is considering the purchase of additional weapons systems in the United States, including several ships from the US Coast Guard. According to the Janes Defense Weekly, the prospects for additional sales of defense products were discussed on May 31 by US President Donald Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Suan Fook. As noted by the talks, the Vietnamese prime minister showed interest in acquiring a wide range of defense products in the United States.

      This statement was made a day after the official ceremony of handing over the Hamilton class patrol boat to the Coast Guard of Vietnam. Earlier, on May 22, the Vietnam Coast Guard also received six Defiant patrol boats as part of US military assistance.
  2. Labor
    Labor 22 January 2018 08: 38
    +1
    It spreads smoothly, only Vietnam has enough memory for 50 years.
  3. pvv113
    pvv113 22 January 2018 08: 45
    +4
    showing the benefits of US policy

    In Vietnam, these benefits have already been seen.
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 22 January 2018 08: 46
      +2
      The consequences of using Agent Orange are affecting today.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 22 January 2018 09: 02
        +4
        And many remember well the village of Songmi
      2. Logall
        Logall 22 January 2018 09: 03
        +5
        It will take some time, and they, like the Japanese, will consider that it was the Soviet Union that was dirty ...
        1. pvv113
          pvv113 22 January 2018 10: 17
          +1
          Hello, hello It looks like this is coming. US visits to Vietnam have become familiar
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 January 2018 08: 57
    +4
    We use the Pacific Ocean - and the name itself means it is peaceful - and we want all the countries that use it to prosper, Mattis told reporters.

    White and fluffy merikatos. Only hands to the elbow in blood. angry
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 January 2018 10: 43
    +1
    We use the Pacific Ocean - and the name itself suggests that it is peaceful
    Apparently, he does not know why the ocean was called the Pacific, but he is probably proud of himself that he could find such a semantic implication. Americans strenuously trample the path to Vietnam. It did not work out in due time by military means, so it can turn out by cunning and money?
  6. midshipman
    midshipman 22 January 2018 18: 27
    +1
    The Vietnamese, have they really forgotten the Americans? After all, we beat them there together. Remember our first S-75 and S-125. The effect of their work. How these fighters from the USA fled from you, and before them the fighters of France. I have the honor.
  7. Lexus
    Lexus 22 January 2018 22: 47
    +1
    The head of the Pentagon went to visit Indonesia and Vietnam

    It’s necessary to drive such “visitors” “to the neck” together with their “cookies”.