Thailand: The Air Commandos: Preventive Medicine

In Bangkok's resplendent Temple of the Emerald Buddha last week, 1,500 soldiers of the Thai Black Panther Di vision worshiped before leaving for Viet Nam to become part of a Thai fighting force that will soon total 10,000 men. Addressing them, Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn made it clear that they were going off to fight for Thailand, which he believes is "the next victim" of Communism in Southeast Asia. "Even today," he said, "the Communists are infiltrating Thailand and increasing their subversive actions against our country." In fact, at least 2,000...

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