In this episode we discuss the challenges in balancing the U.S.-Thai security relationship with continued concerns over the Thai military’s intervention in domestic politics and civil liberties following the May 2014 coup. Desmond Walton, the U.S. military attaché to Bangkok from 2012 until 2015 and former NSC director for Southeast Asia, joins to provide his perspective on the strategic importance of a stable U.S.-Thai relationship. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio edited by Samuel Ellis. Produced by Jeffrey Bean.