Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I wonder if Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand will follow in what we might call a domino effect

Secretary Gates hosted an honor cordon to welcome Vietnam's Minister of National Defense General Phung Quang Thanh to the Pentagon yesterday at lunchtime.

What are the chances this is happening with Abdul Rahim Wardak's successor in 2050? (Prediction: low.)

If you're actually interested in the subject of U.S.-Vietnam defense relations instead of me scoring cheap rhetorical points about Afghanistan, check out this Q&A from CSIS. I'm not, really, but still found it to be genuinely informative and useful. (See, I can say good things about think tank products!)

1 comment:

  1. I chuckled pretty hard at your headline there.
    And also, after some wikiresearching, it looks like Adm. Mullen met Wardak at my high school. Let's give it up for the International Style!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mike_Mullen_and_Abdul_Rahim_Wardak_in_2007.jpg

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