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Thailand-US defense ties heal as China makes gains in Cambodia

Delivery of armored vehicles comes as Washington frets over Beijing's dominance

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent

 

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BANGKOK -- Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand's powerful army chief, is shifting the kingdom's security architecture, and U.S. military equipment is helping to lay the groundwork.

 

A recent announcement that Thailand had taken delivery of the first 10 of more than 100 armored vehicles from America affirmed that the decades-old allies are again warming up to each other, after Thailand's military coup in 2014 chilled the relationship.

 

The thaw began after Thailand held elections in the spring. Before the voting, Bangkok's ruling generals had turned to China as a more sympathetic supplier to a defense force of 335,000 active duty troops.

 

Full story: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Thailand-US-defense-ties-heal-as-China-makes-gains-in-Cambodia

 

-- NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW 2019-09-19

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We’ve all seen ChiComs aggressions—Hong Kong, the Spratly Islands, Taiwan, Belt & Road.  With a pumped up Baht, Thailand becomes more vulnerable to Chinese domination.  Let’s hope this never happens to LoS.

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1 hour ago, TheGhostWithin said:

Is Thailand anticipating or observing or does it have reason to believe it will be victim of aggression from Cambodia? We have read nothing in the news, and I do not want to be the one to speculate - simply stacking up facts and figures.

Well said.

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Interesting, but I've read the Strykers are being stationed in Chachoengsao (just outside of Bkk).

I'll leave it at that.

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10 hours ago, Isaan sailor said:

We’ve all seen ChiComs aggressions—Hong Kong, the Spratly Islands, Taiwan, Belt & Road.  With a pumped up Baht, Thailand becomes more vulnerable to Chinese domination.  Let’s hope this never happens to LoS.

Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Spratly Islands are under International law part of China as agreed at the end of WW2. Hong Kong was only leased by Britain. So no aggression there

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