Red Threat to Independence of Laos
Inqauiry by U.N security Council Committee
The security of Southeast Asia appears to have been put in ultimate, if not immediate, jeopardy by action of Communist or Communist-controlled guerrillas in the remote and mountainous kingdom of Laos on the Indochinese peninsula. A subcommittee of the United Nations Security Council is now on the spot trying to find out just what has been going on. Although the military skirmishing that has been reported periodically for several weeks bears the aspects of civil war, the Laotian government has charged that the rebel bands have received material if not direct troop support from neighboring Communist North Viet Nam. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter told the U.N, General Assembly, Sept. 17, that “The ...