Laos: Hanoi's Second Front

Though South Viet Nam commands the headlines, it is not the only country that the North Vietnamese have invaded in force. Neighboring Laos shares that unhappy distinction, despite the fact that, under the Geneva accords of 1962, no foreign forces are permitted in the neutralist Elephant Kingdom of 3,000,000 people. From the very beginning, Hanoi broke that agreement by routing the main part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Laos. Now the North is stepping up its attacks on the Royal Lao government itself, hitting with force up and down the...