ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
US to train Myanmar troops
The United States is poised to take "nascent steps" to open up military ties with Myanmar as a way of bolstering political reforms undertaken by the former pariah state, a senior US defence official said Wednesday.
The Pentagon said the cooperation likely would take the form of "non-lethal" training for Myanmar officers focusing on humanitarian assistance, military medicine and defense "reform," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.
Myanmar already has been invited to attend the Cobra Gold war games in Thailand early next year, as an observer, and has accepted.
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