Vietnam links turn full circle

TWO events this week demonstrated Australia’s enduring leadership in regional military affairs.
It can be a long time between drinks in military circles, where it is usually the experience old friendships can be instantly rekindled even after long separations.
Such is now the case with Vietnam where after a visit this week by Defence Minister Marisse Payne the minister announced the ADF would help train and deploy Vietnam’s first peace keeping mission to South Sudan.
It’s 55 years since the AATTV first deployed to then South Vietnam to train and advise its troops in jungle warfare to fight the Vietcong.

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