Laos: Kong Le & the Dragon

Prince Souvanna Phouma, the neutralist Premier of Laos, is a sophisticated fellow who was educated in Paris. He was in the U.S. last week to advise President Johnson on Asian policy and to discuss with Dean Rusk the problems of his own divided kingdom. Not once, however, did he mention the problem that matters most, because Washington, with all its marbled wisdom, just would not have understood. A dragon threatens to defeat him in the January elections.

Stolen Eggs. The dragon, who lives in the Mekong River in front of the Lan Xang Hotel in Vientiane, is a powerful force...

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