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Q&A Beattie / Thompson / Thailand Coup Analysis


Thailand Which Has Been Wracked By Six Months Of Political Disputes And Sometimes Violent Demonstrations, Is Once Again Experiencing A Military Coup The 12th By The Army In The Last 80 Years. The Coup Has Drawn International Criticism With The US Defense Department Said It Is Canceling Ongoing Military Exercises With Thailand, As Well As Planned Visits By US And Thai Military Officials. Mark Thompson, Director Of The Southeast Asia Research Center At The City University Of Hong Kong, Tells VOA"s Victor Beattie There Is No Question The Military Sides With The Anti-Government "Yellow Shirt" Protestors.

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