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Weinberger promises more arms aid to Thais

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / November 3, 1982

Bangkok, Thailand

US Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger boosted his campaign for increased defense against Soviet threats in Asia and the Pacific Tuesday with a promise of

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Before leaving Singapore for the Thailand leg of his Asian-Pacific tour, Mr. Weinberger said the Soviet military presence in the Pacific ''is clearly increasing'' and urged increased defense spending by Washington's Asian allies.

Mr. Weinberger also made clear that Washington would continue to deny diplomatic recognition to Vietnam as long as its troops remained in Kampuchea, Western diplomats said.