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US military Officials Arrive in Myanmar

US military and other representatives visited Burma and are increasing engagement with the once-isolated nation, reports Gwen Robinson for the Financial Times. “The US maintained military attachés in Myanmar – even in the years when it imposed sanctions,” Robinson reports. “However, the participation of senior US military officers … reflects the growing view in Washington that the support of Myanmar’s military is essential to any lasting reforms, or peace agreements with ethnic minorities.” Despite a series of ceasefire agreements, ethnic fighting continues in north and east Burma. The US delegation is meeting with government leaders along with representatives of ethnic, religious and trade groups. Shortly before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Burma in late 2011, Chinese leaders also visited, also expressing the intention to strengthen military ties. Burma in reform is reacquainting with old friends and foes. – YaleGlobal

US military Officials Arrive in Myanmar

A US delegation, including senior military officials arrived in Burma: in reform, that explores diverse new security options
Gwen Robinson
The Financial Times, 23 October 2012
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