Another Neutral Heard From

Cambodia's neutralist chief, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, prides himself on broad vision, but often his vision extends only as far as the borders of his own tiny kingdom. Last week, while the rest of the world was pondering Peking's aggression in India, Sihanouk sent off an incredible letter to Chou En-lai asking for protection from "imperialist threats" and flattering Red China as "the protector of small nations against imperialism."

The unnamed imperialists worrying Sihanouk were clearly his neighbors, Thailand and South Viet Nam, both of which have old feuds going with Cambodia. Sihanouk likes to show off his 28,000-man army,...

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