We’re quick to complain when the current administration does something wrong, so we should at least acknowledge when it does something right. Or at least continues the policies of previous administrations.
Cam Rahn Bay, in Vietnam, was formerly the home to a massive US logistical port that supplied much of our war effort there. Largely abandoned after the US withdrawal, it was later used by the Soviet Navy. After their departure, and the normalization of US/Vietnamese relations, it has been an occasional port of call for US logistic support ships.
The current US shift in emphasis to the Pacific is largely a counter to China, but also a recognition of the vast number of people that live along the Pacific Rim. Absent a credible threat to the shipping lanes of the North Atlantic, it makes sense that our naval forces would focus on the Pacific. And to do so means we need access to bases. The Vietnamese, for their own part, want a counter to the Chinese, with whom they’ve never had terribly warm relations. But they are also hesitant to annoy China too much. After all, China is a heck of a lot closer to them than the US, and there’s certainly no guarantee the US is going to go to war on Vietnam’s behalf… again.
Still, establishing cooperation with various countries around the Pacific is a valid goal of any US administration. Small steps at first, followed by further goodwill and hopefully, further cooperation.