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International relations

Thailand mends US military ties after post-coup tilt to China

Most probable new Thai army chief staunchly pro-American

BANGKOK -- Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, the officer tipped to become Thailand's next army chief, is poised to turn a fresh page in Thai-U.S. military relations.

Apirat's long ties with the U.S. make him an ally, say Western diplomats, who believe bonds between the two countries are on the mend after serious stress in the wake of a coup in 2014.

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