Burma: Strength Through Weakness

In his effort to promote negotiations over Viet Nam, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant last week pointed with pride to his native Burma. His homeland, he told newsmen, had been faced with Communist insurrection after independence in 1948, but by themselves, the Burmese contained the Reds.

U Thant added that Burma has a 1,000-mile border with Red China, "but let me tell you, there has not been a single instance of outside help to the Communists inside Burma in the last 17 years." Had Burma accepted outside aid against the Reds, one of two things would have happened: "Either the country...

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