BURMA: Acceptable Aid

Burma's Premier U Nu is a devout Buddhist, a Socialist and a sufficiently alert observer of the current scene to recognize Red China privately as the beast next door. U Nu is also an impeccable outward neutralist, a sponsor for Red China at international conferences, reluctant to accept arms from the West against Burma's own Communist rebellion. Last week however, U Nu found a canny way out of his difficulties: in exchange for some of Burma's piled-up rice surplus, he would collect enough military hardware to equip a brigade—not from the suspect West, but from his acceptably socialist visitor,...

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