LAOS: Perilous Course'

LAOS 'Perilous Course' Ever since they set about to reunite their country in the wake of the Geneva Conference three years ago, the royal government of Laos and its Communist-led rebels in the northeastern provinces of Samneua and Phongsaly had been conducting on-again-off-again negotiations (and on-again-off-again war) that nobody seemed to take very seriously. After all, the Premier, Prince Souvanna Phouma, is the half-brother of Communist Boss Prince Souphanouvong, and many of the handful of educated Laotians who make up the government insisted that the whole thing was just a family affair....

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