INDOCHINA: Insurgents: A New-Old Battle

War still simmers on in Southeast Asia. It has been more than two years since Communist forces conquered South Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, but Indochina's new regimes continue to face tenacious internal resistance. Some Indochinese resist by becoming refugees. The harsh economic conditions and political repression in their homelands are so unbearable that they will take extraordinary risks in hopes of finding refuge abroad (see following story).

Others resist more directly by heading for the hills and jungles to mount armed insurgencies. Emulating the tactics of the Pathet Lao, Khmer Rouge or the Viet Cong, supporters of the old...

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