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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Claude A.
dc.contributor.authorHarbin, Kenneth S.
dc.dateDecember 1990
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:10:34Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:10:34Z
dc.date.issued1990-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27592
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrior to 1987, the U.S. was the major supplier of ground, air, and naval weapons, and other military equipment to Thailand. Since 1987, Thailand has turned to the PRC for the purchase of weapons and equipment required for many of its armed forces modernization and force restructuring programs. In addition to the acquisition of large quantities of ground forces equipment for the Royal Thai Army (RTA), Thailand has also investigated the acquisition of PRC fighter aircraft for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) and is in the process of acquiring six frigates for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) from the PR. The objective of this thesis will be to examine the improved and improving Sino-Thai military relationship and analyze the key variables responsible for changing Thai political and military attitudes towards the PRC. The thesis also examines Thai willingness to actively pursue supplier diversification strategies with respect to major arms acquisition contracts. Finally, the thesis will also consider the impact of the Sino-Thai military relationship on current and short term U.S. policy objectives in Thailand.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theexpandingsino1094527592
dc.format.extentvii, 101 p. mapsen_US
dc.languageen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshLogisticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical science.en_US
dc.titleThe expanding Sino-Thai military relationship: implications for U.S. policy in Thailanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWinterford, David
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of International Graduate Studies
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorThailand-PACen_US
dc.subject.authorArms Salesen_US
dc.subject.authorArms Transfersen_US
dc.subject.authorThai-U.S. Mil Relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorThai-U.S. Relationsen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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