A Vietnamese national flag is displayed a hangar bay of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy’s nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored off the coast in Danang on March 5, 2018, during a tour of the ship by Vietnamese military officials and Vietnamese press. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) arrived in Vietnam March 5 for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing’s build-up in the disputed South China Sea. The carrier will make a four-day port call for a highly symbolic trip that will include a visit to a centre for victims of Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant sprayed over large swathes of land by the US during the Vietnam war. (LINH PHAM / AFP)