Australian Left Review

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Notes on Laos


Malcom Salmon


THE MILITARY DEBACLE of the February-March invasion of Lower Laos by Saigon-US forces took many people by surprise. But in fact it merely reflects a truth about the Indochina war which the world will probably have more occasion to ponder on in the months to come than ever before. That truth is: the further Nixon presses North in Indochina, the closer he comes to the heartland of the strength of the liberation forces of the peninsula, and the fiercer the resistance he will meet.



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