Burma: The 200% Neutral

Most state visitors to Washington arrive on a flood tide of oratory and depart on an ebb of verbal ennui. Not the tough, tight-lipped little Asian who landed by helicopter at the White House last week. In what was probably the shortest luncheon toast ever uttered, Burma's Strongman General Ne Win, 55, raised his glass to proclaim: "I hope that these contacts will afford better understanding." Then, after two hours of low-key, getting-to-know-you talks with President Johnson and an exchange of gifts (a set of golf clubs for Ne Win, a teak...

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