US pulls its punch on new Myanmar sanctions

New US sanctions target individual soldiers and units for gross military rights abuses but conspicuously overlook Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing's overarching role

Chiang Mai, August 18, 2018 4:22 PM (UTC+8)
Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing salutes during military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region in February 2018. Photo: AFP/Pool/STR
Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing salutes during military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region in February 2018. Photo: AFP/Pool/STR
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