National Affairs: Treatment for Exposure

As a result of Communist Viet Minh military successes in Indo-China, the kingdom of Thailand (Siam) has been thrust into one of the free world's most exposed positions. Although postwar U.S. aid, totaling more than $150 million under economic, military and Point Four programs, has poured into Thailand, the rate of buildup fell far short of what Thailand would need in the ominous near future to stop an invasion from China on the north or Indo-China on the east.

Last week, after spending a fortnight in Washington talking to Joint Chiefs Chairman Arthur Radford and other Pentagon officials, General Srisdi Dhanarajata, commander...

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