Gorbachev has made it clear that he would happily pull out of Camranh Bay
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.
In the Pacific region, the only possible reciprocity for the Clark Air Force and Subic Bay Navy bases would be the Soviet installations at Danang and Camranh Bay
in Vietnam, which were established in the wake of the Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia.