FOREIGN RELATIONS: Paying for Thieu's Police

When William P. Rogers signed the Paris truce agreement last January, the U.S. agreed that "advisers to all paramilitary organizations and the police force will be withdrawn" from South Viet Nam and that it would not "intervene in the internal affairs of South Viet Nam." Presumably that meant that the U.S. would stop training and subsidizing President Nguyen Van Thieu's 122,000-man national police force, which has collected more than $131.7 million in U.S. assistance since 1967.

Later this month, however, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sits down to review the 1974...

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