Accession Number:

ADA022364

Title:

The Role of the Thai Army.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Thai Army, under Krit Sivaras leadership, has discreetly remained behind the scenes since October 1973, permitting shaky civilian governments the opportunity to experiment with constitutional democracy. This paper analyzes the political and military character of the Thai Army, as well as its prospects for returning to control of the Thai Government. It focuses primarily upon the informal organization and sources of power and describes the historical basis for this structure. It predicts the survival of the Thai Army amid the existing domestic disorder and insurgent threat through its political acumen rather than its military prowess. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE