Regime nervous about US and Thai intentions

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...
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