( CNN) President Barack Obama's news Monday that he was raising the restriction on the sale of tools to Vietnam sent out one message to the previous U.S. war time opponent as well as an additional to the area.

Byintending the restriction, the United States is indicating its need to leave behind years of strained post-war relationships with Vietnam as well as begin a brand-new stage of closer armed forces as well as financial connections– one element of the “rebalance” towards Asia that's main to the head of state's diplomacy tradition.