Diplomacy: Deadly Dose

New charges about yellow rain

"The world cannot be silent in the I face of such human suffering and such cynical disregard for international law and agreements." So declared Secretary of State George Shultz last week as he presented a new ten-page report that, for the second time this year, accused the Soviet Union and its ally Viet Nam of using biochemical weapons against native rebel forces in Afghanistan, Laos and Cambodia in flagrant violation of two major international accords. Since 1975, U.S. officials charge, nearly 10,000 people have died as the...

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