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US reviews military cooperation with Thailand after coup

Armed Thai soldiers stand guard during a coup at the Army Club where Thailand's army chief held a meeting with all rival factions in central Bangkok May 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday it was reconsidering military cooperation with Thailand after the army seized power.

"We've been reviewing our military-to-military assistance including the CARAT exercise," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said, referring to US-led naval drills in the Pacific.

The Cooperation of Afloat Readiness and Training Exercises, which involves about 700 US Marines and sailors, began Monday and is due to run through next Tuesday. 

Thailand's army said Thursday it had taken power in a coup after months of unrest and deadly political violence.

The US military has long-standing ties to Thailand's armed forces, dating back to the Korean and Vietnam wars, but a previous coup in 2006 led to the temporary suspension of American military aid.

 

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