Growth of Red Pressure on Thailand
Formation of Thai National Liberation Groups
Thailand, long an island of relative tranquillity in A turbulent Southeast Asia, now finds itself confronted by the kind of internal and external pressures that have long plagued its neighbors. The Thai government, a close American ally and member of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, faces terrorist activity by Communist agents from Laos, North Viet Nam and China, along with attempts to stir up discontent among isolated villagers and hill tribesmen in remote, poverty-stricken areas of the country.
Formation of two Thai “liberation movements,” the political fronts for Communist-backed wars of national liberation, was made known last winter. The Voice of Free Thailand, a transmitting station thought to be situated in Laos or in North ...