The World: Indochina: Blunting a Buildup

THE hints were subtle at first, then more direct. As the week began, all attention was fixed on Cambodia because of the recent Communist attacks in and around Phnom-Penh. But as the week wore on, the Administration insistently telegraphed its comparable concern about the situation in another Indo-chinese country, Laos. There were reports of a disturbing buildup by the Communists and of saturation bombing raids by the U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers noted that with the advent of the dry season, Communist activity was up sharply along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and in new staging areas in the jungles...

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