Thailand: A Greater Involvement

It is no secret that Thailand has both permitted and encouraged a large U.S. military presence within its borders, but the Thais have been extremely skittish about publicly acknowledging their role. Last week they finally loosened up a bit in what may be the beginning of an open admission that Thailand is deeply involved in the struggle for Southeast

Asia. Already combatting Communist terrorism on its remote northeastern frontier, Thailand announced that it would soon become the sixth fighting ally of the U.S. in Viet Nam.* It has already begun to gather the 1,000-man combat battalion of Royal Thai army volunteers...

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