TIBET: Revolt Without Flight

In the first months after Red China's savage suppression of last year's Tibetan revolt, flight was the order of the day. More than 18,000 Tibetan refugees, including the Dalai Lama, poured into India alone. Last week, from the tiny (18,000 sq. mi.) buffer state of Bhutan on Tibet's southern border, came reports that the mood in Tibet has changed dramatically. Far fewer Tibetans now seek to escape. Instead, they stand and fight.

Earlier this year, Tibetan guerrillas became so successful in attacking Chinese truck convoys hauling materials for a string of Red Chinese...

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