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Examining The Motivations Of The U.S Arms Policy Change In Vietnam

President Barack Obama is in Vietnam this week, announcing that the U.S. will lift its 50-year old arms embargo on the country.

Many experts view the decision as part of the President’s “Pivot to Asia” policy, aimed at containing China. Obama says the move “was not based on China.” 

We examine Obama’s strategy with Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specialize in Southeast Asia.

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