Two months ago, Myanmar’s military carried out a coup, deposing the country’s elected civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and closing the curtains on a five-year experiment with democracy.
Since then, the Burmese people have expressed their discontent through protest and mass civil disobedience. The military has responded with brutal violence.
We look at the crackdown and how Myanmar’s unique military culture encourages officers to see civilians as the enemy.
Guest: Hannah Beech, the Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times.
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