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Myanmar's monthlong 'phony war' is over

International community must rapidly engage with the country's military leadership

| Myanmar
Demonstrators hold up posters next to soldiers in a military vehicle in Yangon on Feb. 15: the military is not about to give up just because noisy urban crowds want it to do so.   © Reuters

Bill Hayton is an associate fellow with the Asia-Pacific Program at Chatham House. In 2013-2014 he advised Myanmar's state-owned broadcaster MRTV on media reform.

Myanmar's military leadership has reverted to type and started killing large numbers of people.

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