Thailand: The Rural Revolution

Whatever the outcome of Viet Nam's vicious war, the next target of Communist aggression in Southeast Asia will doubtless be Thailand. Already the nation's six northeastern provinces, whose population of 10 million is double that of Cambodia, are being probed by Communist terror and subversion. More than a dozen village officials have been assassinated; Communist arms, men and propaganda filter across the Mekong River from Red-infected Laos in ever-increasing volume. The Thai Communist Party has vowed to "drive the U.S. imperialists out and overthrow the traitorous, fascist and dictatorial Bangkok government." Fortunately, the Bangkok government, backed by U.S. aid, has...

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