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Cobra Gold 2015

Continuing tensions between Thailand's military junta, which seized power from the country’s elected government last May, and the United States, which has called for the immediate end to martial law and a return to democratic rule, has led to changes in an annual, multinational military training exercise in the kingdom.
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Thai military officers inspecting mock evacuation site during Cobra Gold 2015. (Steve Herman/VOA News)
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Thai military officers inspecting mock evacuation site during Cobra Gold 2015. (Steve Herman/VOA News)

A group of Thai military personnel pose for a photograph after conducting a civilian evacuation drill. (Steve Herman/VOA News)
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A group of Thai military personnel pose for a photograph after conducting a civilian evacuation drill. (Steve Herman/VOA News)

American "evacuees" board a pair of US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. (Steve Herman/VOA News)
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American "evacuees" board a pair of US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. (Steve Herman/VOA News)

Members of Japan's Ground Self Defense Force escort Japanese "evacuees" to an aircraft during Cobra Gold 2015. (Steve Herman/VOA News)
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Members of Japan's Ground Self Defense Force escort Japanese "evacuees" to an aircraft during Cobra Gold 2015. (Steve Herman/VOA News)

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