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Thitinan Pongsudhirak -- Thai military's lack of exit strategy spells trouble

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Prayuth Chan-ocha   © Reuters

When General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his National Council for Peace and Order seized power in May 2014, it came as a relief to many. Law and order returned to Bangkok's streets after six months of demonstrations against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pheu Thai Party-led government.

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