Regime nervous about US and Thai intentions - The Irrawaddy, February 7, 2006
A "top secret" document obtained by The Irrawaddy reveals
that Burma's military leaders are fearful of possible attack or
invasion by the US, and closely monitors Thailand, which is one
of the US's most important allies in the region...
The document also says that senior military leaders wanted to counter
Thailand's annual joint military exercises with the US, known as
"Cobra Gold." It adds that Burma will match "Cobra
Gold" with an "Operation Hawk," though it did not
elaborate on the nature of this exercise.
The Thai annual exercise once took place along the Thai-Burmese
border. That exercise was held under the command of former Thai
army chief Gen Surayuth Chulanont, setting off alarm bells in Rangoon...