The times are a changing when it comes to US and Vietnam relations. As the sands of time run through the hour glass relations between former enemies evolve as world events change. In the past few years the US has been gradually rebuilding relations with Vietnam to help counter the growing influence of China in East Asia. As an observer of world affairs, I find this interesting and have to admit you could do a lot worse in choosing national allies like Vietnam. They are tough fighters. So let’s wait and see what happens on the world scene.