Shaplen, Robert
April 1970
Foreign Affairs;Apr1970, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p478
This article examines the U.S. foreign policy towards Laos in the 1970s. The debate over Laos has done more than clarify the nature of the U.S. involvement in that patchwork kingdom which has played a secondary but significant role in the Vietnam war while also engaging in its own struggle to survive as a unitary nation. The broad outlines of the future policy of the country in Asia were given by President Richard Nixon during his Asian trip in 1969, most fully at his preliminary stopover in Guam, but much remains hazy about the nature of our current commitments and responsibilities there. The President and other administration officials in speeches and press conferences since then have reemphasized that, in line with reducing the involvement of the nation around the world. What must be gone into thoroughly, moreover, are such complicated and specific questions as the advisability and legitimacy of using certain methods, especially clandestine ones, to achieve limited purposes. This includes the question of what sort of assistance the Central Intelligence Agency or any other intelligence branch of the government can or should give to nations engaged in counterinsurgency campaigns or wars within or even beyond their borders.


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