Machinations behind Thai military moves

Machinations behind Thai military moves:

A dispute between Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra-led government and senior military officials over a long-awaited appointment of the new army chief of staff has thrown a shadow over what was ultimately to be an amicable reshuffle. The real test will be her brother Thaksin's possible return in the next few months, since the appointments essentially leave an institution still largely controlled by his political opponents. - John Cole and Steve Sciaccitano (Oct 5, '11)...



The loyalties of the army should be for the people. The balance of power between the loyalty to the institution/monarchy or to the government/politicians doesn't solve the fundamental concern of why the military would eventually be used against the Thai people.   

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