Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hrm... are we "losing" Thailand?

To bring up the old Cold War phrasing...

Why would Thailand suddenly jump ship arms-wise and sign a huge Sukhoi deal?
There's only one thing that makes any sense to me, and that is that with Thailand recently sitting unreservedly in the pro-China camp of ASEAN, that they want to obtain weapons systems that allow for interoperability with their northern neighbor.

But that's probably a bit of a stretch. Anybody got any good ideas?

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