Laos: Lingering War

In Laos last week everything was quiet except the guns. In accordance with the 14-nation Geneva agreement last July, the Communist Pathet Lao has released five U.S. and one Filipino prisoner, and anti-Communist Vice Premier Phoumi Nosa-van last week handed over six North Vietnamese prisoners to the Social Welfare Minister. One of the six turned out to be Chinese-born, and two of them said they did not want to go home. The Cabinet also designated three exit points for foreign troops. Some 800 U.S. military advisers with the Royal Laotian Army will...

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