US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for their joint news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar. Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader cooperation with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that closer ties weren’t going to happen soon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that closer ties weren’t going to happen soon.

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