TITLE

LAOS: CONTINUING CRISIS

AUTHOR(S)
Pace, Eric
PUB. DATE
October 1964
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Oct64, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the continuing civil war and political crisis in Laos. Under the 1962 settlement as embodied in the Geneva Accords and the Plain of Jars Agreement, Laos was declared neutral and foreign military intervention was prohibited. Prince Souvanna Phouma, the neutralist leader formed a unity government with right-wing and Communist-controlled Pathet Lao factions. His government was to rule all of Laos and oversee the reintegration of the three factions' respective armies. But less than a year Pathet Lao withdrew from the coalition government and civil war broke out again. The U.S. supports the anti-Communist coalition and Pathet Lao is supported by Viet Minh soldiers. A victory of Pathet Lao in Laos will have far reaching impact on Southeast Asia, primarily it will weaken the will of countries in the region to oppose Asian Communist expansionism.
ACCESSION #
5804279

 

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