Thursday, February 07, 2013

US seeking "new opportunities" in Vietnam and Cambodia

"" "We are not training in Vietnam," Amos said, "but I would hope that someday down the road, with relationships we build over the next year or two, that we'll be able to train in Vietnam, perhaps with air forces, and operate along with them and build those relationships." The Navy's top officer, Adm. Jon Greenert, said during the same conference that the U.S. is seeking new opportunities in Cambodia as well. The commanding general of Marine Forces Pacific, Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, told Marine Corps Times last fall that Vietnam and Cambodia have a strong interest in exchanges or training centered on medical and humanitarian-response missions. Missions in Malaysia, Indonesia and India also are on the horizon, Robling said at the time.""