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US aircraft carrier visits Vietnam

For the first since the Vietnam War, a US aircraft carrier moored just off the Vietnamese coast. The USS Carl Vinson and its 5,000 sailors arrived in Da Nang this week for an official visit. Former enemies, now allies, the US is cozying up to Vietnam in a move to counter China's growing influence and military expansion in the region. Vietnam - traditionally viewed as China's communist little brother - has a new strategic friend in America. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

US aircraft carrier visits Vietnam

For the first since the Vietnam War, a US aircraft carrier moored just off the Vietnamese coast. The USS Carl Vinson and its 5,000 sailors arrived in Da Nang this week for an official visit. Former enemies, now allies, the US is cozying up to Vietnam in a move to counter China's growing influence and military expansion in the region. Vietnam - traditionally viewed as China's communist little brother - has a new strategic friend in America. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.