US gets serious about coup in Thailand, threatens to cut military aid

May 24, 2014 8:52 PM

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US gets serious about coup in Thailand, threatens to cut military aid

The Pentagon on Saturday canceled military exercises in Thailand amid a military coup and urged organizers to restore democracy in the Southeast Asian country.

The Pentagon canceled three upcoming events with the Royal Thai Armed Forces and suggested U.S. military aid could be stopped and U.S.-Thailand military relationship would remain fractured until junta leaders restore democracy “including a clear path forward to elections.”

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