LAOS: Sign It! Sign It!

The U.S. withdrawal from Viet Nam and Cambodia was filled with high drama; in Laos the scene is more like farce. Throughout much of last week, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Christian A. Chapman had to suffer the jeers and insults of a ragged band of leftist students as he tried to negotiate an end to their occupation of the USAID offices in the capital of Vientiane. This was once the headquarters of thousands of Americans who dispensed millions of dollars a year. Now it held only three trapped Americans living on C rations...

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