Russia ‘considering military bases in Cuba and Vietnam’ – Repeating Islands

Russia is considering plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba, the country’s deputy defense minister says. BBC reports:Nikolai Pankov announced a review of the decision to close the two bases more than a decade ago. The two served as pivots of Soviet military power during the Cold War.

Source: Russia ‘considering military bases in Cuba and Vietnam’ – Repeating Islands

If the US can have 1,000 military bases globally, why can’t Communist China, Vietnam, and Russia too?