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Weinberger promises more arms aid to Thais

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

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.

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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.