FOREIGN RELATIONS: On the Line in Laos

The afternoon before he flew to Europe, President Eisenhower thoughtfully drew a State Department policy paper out of the ''urgent study" pile on his desk. Its contents: a report on the Communist guerrilla bands swarming antlike out of Red China's puppet state of North Viet Nam into the Utah-sized nation of Laos (see FOREIGN NEWS). This "very dangerous" situation signaled the revival of full-scale guerrilla warfare in Indo-China for the first time since Red China agreed at Geneva in 1954 to stop it. The President, approving State's recommendations, cranked up machinery for stronger counterpressures against the Red thrust.

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