PAN expected to have more articles against hostile forces’ distortion

  • Da Sy – time-honored blacksmith craft village

In the reign of the 18th Hung King, residents of Se village, in what is now Da Sy commune, were already forging cold steel weapons such as knife-shaped lances and swords for paladins and the nation’s military defenders. They also hammered out farm implements and tools.  It was in the 13th century under the Tran dynasty that the village rose to prominence after two blacksmiths named Nguyen Thuat and Nguyen Thuan from Thanh Hoa province taught the locals advanced secrets of forging. In the middle of the 18th century, Se village was renamed Da…... [read more]

  • Trump revamps Obama-era Cuba deal, turns heat up on regime

MIAMI: US President Donald Trump vowed on Friday (Jun 16) to overhaul Barack Obama's deal to restore ties with Cuba, promising to instead support the Cuban people against Raul Castro's government. US President Donald Trump says he will 'cancel' Barack Obama's 'one-sided' rapprochement with Cuba. (Photo: AFP/Mandel Ngan) Trump flew to Miami's Little Havana, spiritual home of the Cuban-American community, to denounce his predecessor's "one-sided" settlement and pledge to work for Cuba's freedom. In practical terms, Trump's review of the deal was limited. He will not…... [read more]

  • MND, GDP leaders visit military press agencies

The defense minister was accompanied by Major General Le Hien Van, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics (GDP) of the Vietnam People’s Army, and representatives of agencies of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the GDP. General Ngo Xuan Lich (third from left) visiting the PAN    At the People’s Army Newspaper (PAN), General Ngo Xuan Lich was briefed upon the mission accomplishment of the unit over the past time. Accordingly, the PAN has well fulfilled all assigned tasks, closely followed and covered important events of the army and the country, with…... [read more]

  • Vietnam disparaged China’s completion of military outposts in disputed waters. But so what?

China plows ahead with its island-building spree while continuing to wield economic and military clout in the region. Vietnam has yet again condemned China for its construction of manmade island outposts in the South China Sea. But analysts say such protests have just proved fruitless against the backdrop of Beijing unrelenting in staking its claims in the waters both countries claim as their own. Reuters on Thursday quoted a Pentagon report as saying that China is currently focused on outfitting its three largest outposts — Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly Islands, a disputed island chain…... [read more]

  • Get-together for former Lao military students in Vietnam

Vientiane (VNA) – As many as 300 former Lao students, who studied in military schools in Vietnam, met at a get-together in northern Luang Prabang province, Laos, on May 19. The event was part of activities to celebrate the Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017. Speaking at the meeting, Major General Sonethong Phomavong, deputy head of the General Politics Department of the Lao People's Army, underlined the significance of the event, saying it offered a chance for former Lao students to reminisce unforgettable memories of Vietnamese teachers, officers and people, who helped them during the time they lived and studied…... [read more]

  • Vietnam mourns over Russian astronaut Viktor Gorbatko’s death

In his message to the Russian President, which was read by Major General Tran Minh Son, head of the Vietnam Military Attaché Agency in Russia, at the funeral service for Gorbatko in Moscow on May 19, President Tran Dai Quang said that the passing away of Gorbatko is a great loss of both Russia and Vietnam. The Party, State and people of Vietnam highly value contributions that Gorbatko made to the development of the Vietnam-former Soviet Union ties in the past and the Vietnam-Russia strategic partnership recently. Astronaut Viktor Gorbatko passed away on May 17 at the age of 83…... [read more]

  • Taking the long way: the Hồ Chí Minh Trail

Viet Nam News Named after the country's first president and designed by military genius Gen. Võ Nguyễn Giáp, the Hồ Chí Minh Trail ran over 20,000km through Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia. During the American War in Việt Nam, the trail, despite heavy bombardment and even the use of chemical weapons by the Americans, never ceased to function as a crucial lifeline that connected the country's North and South. Everyday, supplies and soldiers were sent down the trail. The several-months long journey was perilous, due to American bombers' constant raids, minefields, electronic fences, tropical diseases and poisonous insects. Soldiers considered…... [read more]

  • Troops outstanding scientific and technological projects honored

Present at the awarding ceremony were General Ngo Xuan Lich, member of the Politburo, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Minister of National Defense; Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, and Director of the General Department of Politics (GDP) of the Vietnam People's Army; Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff; Major General Le Hien Van, GDP's Deputy Director and the President of the Military Creative Youth Awards Council; among others. General Ngo Xuan…... [read more]

  • Vietnam joining the region as an active and responsible player: Chief of General Staff

Addressing the opening session, General Eduardo M. Año, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines warmly welcomed the defense and military delegations of ASEAN member countries to the country to participate in the event, and highlighted significant contributions of ASEAN member countries' armed forces to maintaining peace, stability and security in the region. Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang delivering a speech  While underscoring the important role of the ACDFIM-14 in accelerating the establishment of more effective cooperation platforms to address common challenges, General Eduardo M. Año also pointed out that ASEAN can reach greater achievements when member…... [read more]

  • General Staffs leader receives guests

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam (R) and Mr. Scott Dewar, First Assistant Secretary International Policy Division of the Australian Department of Defense    The Vietnamese general noted that the Vietnam-Australia relations in general and the bilateral defense ties in particular have been developing in a deeper manner and substantially effectively. The host thanked the Australian Department of Defense for its support for Vietnam in English training and in improving other capabilities for the Vietnamese peacekeeping force. Besides, the two sides have also actively cooperated in such fields as military medicine, engineering, maritime security, counter-terrorism experience sharing, etc. For the guest,…... [read more]

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