Cam Ranh Bay

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Cam Ranh Bay

 (kăm′răn′, käm′rän′)
An inlet of the South China Sea in southeast Vietnam. Formerly a French naval base, it was the site of a large US military installation during the Vietnam War.
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Soviet submarines, missile capable battle cruisers and light aircraft carriers have used these port facilities, and 20 Soviet naval combat and support vessels regularly use Camranh Bay. These maritime forces are supported by seven major airfields in Laos and Vietnam.
Gorbachev has made it clear that he would happily pull out of Camranh Bay in Vietnam.
Thus Safire, writing about a Soviet offer to withdraw from Vietnam's Camranh Bay in exchange for an American pullout from Subic Bay in the Philippines, declared, "These are not the ploys of a nation seriously seeking an end to tension; they are the deliberate moves of a superpower switching from raw power to diplomatic trickery to further imperialist aims.