Geneva: Stalemate

"Laos is finished." declared Cambodia's neutralist Prince Norodom Sihanouk—though he himself had called the 14-nation conference in Geneva to try to save it. "It will be completely lost in a few weeks." Rating the chances of saving Laos from Communism at "one in a thousand," the moody prince then departed for a rest on the Riviera. Most of the other big names, including Dean Rusk and Andrei Gromyko, had got away even earlier, leaving the podium to Red China's Foreign Minister, Marshal Chen Yi. He warned that the agreed goal of Laotian neutrality applied only to "international" matters—Laos could...

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