Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Machinations behind Thai military movements

By John Cole and Steve Sciaccitano

Thailand's government released its highly anticipated annual fall military reshuffle list on October 1 after an unusual delay. The list, which originates in the armed forces and must be approved by the prime minister and ultimately the monarch, promotes, reassigns and sometimes sidelines senior officers of the three main military services and historically has put the armed forces at loggerheads with civilian politicians.

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