SOUTHEAST ASIA: Convincing Man

While Siamese sparrows cheeped in the louvers and winged overhead among the gilded arabesques, statesmen from eight nations sat down in Bangkok's Ananda Samakom palace last week and, in the words of John Foster Dulles, set about making SEATO "a going, living thing." The nervous little states that have already felt the fiery breath of the Chinese dragon listened intently. "SEATO must convince us that we will really be defended," said Laos' Premier Katay Sasorith. "Unless we are so convinced, we must succumb."

Before the session was minutes old, Prince Wan of Thailand observed that the foreign ministers might be...

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