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Thailand / Southeast Asian Situation #240330

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) Report follows on Thailand's adaption to recent developments in S.E. Asia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bangkok, Thailand) Thais suddenly outflanked by Communist, Socialist, neutralist cntrys. Thais forced to equate survival with flexibility once again; by taking this approach, Thailand never colonized. Removal of US troops from Thailand all part of flexibility plan. Thais' fate may hinge on their ability to deal with internal problems. Trouble brewing in north and northe. provinces; seeds of insurgency planted. Insurgency problem discussed. [Thai Prime Min. Kukrit PRAMOJ - says Thailand has rich government with very poor people; situation must be corrected.] If Thailand fails to survive, fault will be mostly its own.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray

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