Thai Junta Tries to Curb Dissent and Keep Good Terms With US

January 30, 2015 3:20 PM

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When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments."

But this time, those called to explain themselves were not just domestic opponents of last year's coup. They included the U.S. charge d'affaires, who was asked to clarify a speech by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat in which he urged an end to martial law and suggested that last week's impeachment of...

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