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Author Stern, Lewis M.
Title Diverging roads [electronic resource] : 21st-century U.S.-Thai defense relations / by Lewis M. Stern.
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, [2009]

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 ONLINE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION  D 5.417:241    ONLINE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 ONLINE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION  D 5.417:241    ONLINE  
Author Stern, Lewis M.
Series Strategic forum ; no. 241
Strategic forum ; no. 241.
Subject United States -- Military relations -- Thailand -- 21st century.
Thailand -- Military relations -- United States -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Thailand -- 21st century.
Thailand -- Foreign relations -- United States -- 21st century.
Alt Name National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies.
Add Title Diverging roads : twenty-first-century U.S.-Thai defense relations
Diverging roads : 21st-century United States-Thai defense relations
Description 1 online resource (8 p.).
Note Title from title screen (viewed on June 22, 2011).
"June 2009."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).
Access Approved for public release.
Summary The 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce in 2008 was seized by both Thailand and the United States as a reason for celebrating a long and mutually beneficial treaty alliance. This alliance has been defined by the shared though not uncomplicated commitment to democracy and human rights, and the common interest in free and fair trade, all of which inform the tradition of bilateral cooperation. For the last 50 years, Thailand supported a continuous U.S. presence in the region, offered unfettered access to port and airfield facilities to the American military, and provided unparalleled training opportunities for U.S. forces. Since the 1980s, Thailand has hosted and participated in strategically important exercise opportunities, which have given substance to a continuous Thai commitment to interoperability with the U.S. military.
OCLC # 426123209