“I'm the first secretary of defense to visit Cam Ranh Bay since the war…And the fact that this ship is here in Cam Ranh Bay and that it is being serviced by contractors here at this location, and the repair work is being done by our Vietnamese friends, that is a tremendous indication of how far we have come in that relationship over these many years.”

DoD photo / Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

— Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Sunday aboard the USNS Byrd in Vietnam. U.S. warships still don’t call on the Vietnam port, but supply ships like the Byrd do.

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