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Vietnam to Arm Fishery Surveillance Ships After Standoff With China

Vietnam says all ships under the management of its Fisheries Surveillance Force will be equipped with weapons following a tense standoff with China over a disputed oil rig. According to a government decree published by state media Friday, ships will be outfitted with machine guns starting September 15.  Maritime force members will be equipped with handguns and machine guns while patrolling in the South China Sea. Vietnamese and Chinese ships clashed several times during the...

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