World: The Three-Theater War

ONLY a few months ago, much of the world was concerned about the Viet Nam War, with perhaps an occasional sigh over the related but gentler conflict in neighboring Laos. Now, with unexpected suddenness, the conflict in Southeast Asia has come to be known by a far more encompassing term: the War in Indochina. It is an uneasy escalation, since it poses new problems for everyone involved, specifically including the Communists as well as the U.S. and its allies (see THE NATION). If the conflict is broader and more dangerous, though, it is...

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