The World: Worries About a Bloodbath

"Time is running out," warned President Ford during a televised press conference last week. "If we don't give the aid, there is no hope." There was a note of urgency in Ford's voice as he made a last-ditch appeal for quick congressional approval of his request for $222 million in emergency funds to bolster the tottering regime of President Lon Nol.

Ford insisted that his Administration had no intention of sending U.S. troops back to Indochina. "All American forces have come home," he said. "They will not go back." But his strong pitch for more aid was based on two major worries....

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