Letters: Aug. 29, 1983

Central America

To the Editors:

After reading your comprehensive story on our big stick approach to Central America [Aug. 8], I wondered what would happen if, the next time a poor, ill-fed and uneducated people revolted against a dictatorship, the U.S. were to support the rebels. The Russians would then have no one to aid. Would this be so terrible?

Sherman Siegel King of Prussia, Pa.

During the Viet Nam War, the U.S. justified its bombing raids on Cambodia by arguing that Cambodia was a neutral country being used by the Viet Cong to launch attacks on South Viet Nam. Now, ironically, William Clark is...

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