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  1. Battle against communism never ended for ex-CIA secret warrior

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode General Vang Pao is a creature of the CIA's secret war in Laos, one of the more intriguing aspects of the cold war in Indochina. And while other veterans have retired ... was trained as an officer by French forces, fighting communist Viet Minh guerillas from Vietnam and their Pathet Lao proteges. Charismatic and dogmatic, within three years he was commanding ...

  2. Friends in need

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Julian Gearing

    ... them in the United States. A fitting end, one might think, to the Indo-China war, during which Hmong fighters from Laos helped the CIA fight the communists. But there's a catch. They may have been valiant heroes in helping the US and Thailand fight off the communist menace in Laos in the early 1970s, but only some of them and their families look set to catch those planes. Many ...

  3. Police tactics risk fuelling unrest, Guangzhou protesters warn

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... because of the pressure,' resident 'Lao Yu' said, identifying himself by only his online name. Thousands of Junjing residents have been protesting since last month to have ... charged with 'disturbing public order'. Lao Yu said police had shot a lot of video footage during the demonstrations and set up dozens of surveillance cameras around the neighbourhood ...

  4. The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... with its war against the French colonialists, then against the United States. There had probably been trails for trade for centuries in Laos and Vietnam. The mountains in this border region can ... despite US bombing of western Vietnam and Laos, the trail had become almost a highway. It was used to move supplies and troops. On April 30, 1975, Saigon fell. The war was over. And tunnels ...

  5. Report hails police's Olympic operations

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... searches for explosives and firearms. Border controls- particularly in Guangxi and Yunnan, which border Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam- have been strengthened. ...

  6. Don't ignore Vietnam's lessons for Iraq

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... press bayed in unison when US forces were revealed to have conducted 'secret' bombing missions over the jungles of Laos and Cambodia. The bombing of base areas and supply routes ... as a correspondent in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, covered the first Gulf war from Baghdad and reported again from Baghdad in 2004 ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... History lessons Your correspondent A. Nottrass ('Necessary invasion', September 18) claims that those leaders and nations who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. Is he saying that the US has failed to learn from the carnage it wrought in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia that it cannot impose its way of life on other countries by force? A two-page ...

  8. Wen calls on Dalai Lama to preach calm

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Vientiane and Raymond Li Talks could follow Tibetan spiritual leader's use of influence on rioters, premier says Premier Wen Jiabao has urged the Dalai Lama to use his influence to stop the ongoing violence in Tibet before the central government resumes talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader. The premier, who is in Laos for the Third Greater Mekong Sub-Region ...

  9. Group denies tribes behind surge in opium cultivation

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... with Thailand, Laos and China. It is here where 95 per cent of the country's poppy is reportedly grown. The report partially relies on data and information supplied by the Myanmar government. ...

  10. Hezbollah's long, deadly shadow

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... is whether the aims of such groups are negotiable. If not, it is a fight to the death. In Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, non-communists won. In Vietnam and Laos, communists emerged ...




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