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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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Description 1 online resource (8 p.).
Series Strategic forum ; no. 241.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on June 22, 2011).
"June 2009."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).
Note Approved for public release.
Subject Government and political science.
Defense systems.
United states.
Security.
Thailand.
International relations.
Interoperability.
Democracy.
Political alliances.
Treaties.
Cooperation.
Training.
Strategy.
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.
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.
Other Author National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies.
Other Title Diverging roads : twenty-first-century U.S.-Thai defense relations.
Diverging roads : 21st-century United States-Thai defense relations.