Southeast Asia: Wary U.S. Aid Envoys seek to end a conflict

Envoys seek to end a conflict

He could have been a politician on a campaign swing. When U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz stepped from a helicopter at a refugee camp in Thailand six miles from the Kampuchean border last week, he was greeted by some 55,000 cheering Kampucheans waving American flags and carrying signs that read, GOD BLESS AMERICA and PLEASE RESCUE CAMBODIA. The normally impassive Secretary called the visit "a stirring experience." But Shultz, who stopped at the camp during a 13-day trip through Asia, remained wary of a U.S. commitment to Kampucheans fighting 160,000 Vietnamese troops occupying their country. Although the House of Representatives...

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