THAILAND: Warning from a Friend

China's Teng is not the only leader worrying about Viet Nam

Just one day after China's Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-p'ing ended his visit to the U.S., another Asian leader arrived at the White House last week to warn Jimmy Carter that an expansionist, Soviet-backed Viet Nam threatens peace and stability in Southeast Asia. The new visitor was Premier Kriangsak Chomanan of Thai land, whose country has good reason to feel beleaguered.

Until recently, both Laos and Cambodia served as buffer states that separated the Thais from their ancient enemies, the Vietnamese. Now...

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