MOSCOW, 5 Mar â€” RIA Novosti. The USS “Carl Vinson” arrived in the port city of da Nang. This is the first visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier in Vietnam after the war ended in 1975, according to local newspaper Tuoi Tre.
The parties agreed about it during a January visit, the Pentagon chief James Mattis to Vietnam. As expected, the carrier will stay in the Central port of the country for five days. He is accompanied by the missile cruiser Lake Champlain and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer. It was the biggest U.S. military presence in the region after the Vietnam war, the newspaper notes.
Just on the American ship there are five thousand crew members, a media report said the official representative of the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh city.
The Vietnam war was one of the bloodiest in the second half of the twentieth century. The armed conflict lasted from late 1950s to 1975. The first American unit deployed to South Vietnam in 1961. For 14 years, the US has lost about 58 thousand people, 1,700 people are still missing.
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