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Vietnam War Becomes Secret

Vietnam War Becomes Secret Harish Chandola REPORTING the Vietnam war first hand is becoming increasingly difficult. The facilities given by the US Military Advisory Command, Vietnam (MACV), to correspondents accredited to it "are on the decrease. The major problem is about finding transport to visit battlefronts in the north. With fewer US ground troops there are fewer US troop transports flying from Saigon and other major military bases to the fronts. But on the other hand many more American-controlled troop transport planes are being flown these days to battlefronts by the Saigon Government which is constantly rushing soldiers to plug one breach after another in its defences made by the liberation forces.

HONG KONG- Democracy, South-East Asian Style

HONG KONG Democracy, South-East Asian Style T J S George THE conduct of elections in most parts of Asia provides a revealing running commentary on the political styles and mores of Asian governments. Indonesia, South Vietnam and the Philippines went Jo the polls last year, and Japan last month. Singapore is expected to have its general election any month now. Malpractices mark elections in all these countries. And yet, the two countries where the worst instances of bribery and terrorism are reported

CHINA- Fall of Lin Piao

also believed that it was only under a federal framework that the rights of the minority community could be effectively safeguarded. In 1956, with S W R D Bandaranaike switching his stance from parity of Tamil and Sinhalese as official languages to Sinhalese only as the official language provided substance to the fears of the Federal Party leaders as was evident in the election results of 1956: the Federal Party bagged 10 out of 16 seats in Tamil majority areas and since then has been maintaining its dominant position in 'Ceylon Tamil' politics, 24 India, Lok Sabha Debates, Vol 55,

Infrastructural Linkages in Sri Lanka-India Relations

Infrastructural Linkages in Sri Lanka-India Relations Urmila Phadnis IN a pioneering collaborative effort on 'Linkage Polities', James N Rosenau and others have attempted to define and identify linkages between national- international systems or 'policy-external environment linkages', 'as Rosenau calls them.1 In this process, a broad set of insights and findings regarding the relevance of 'environment' for the establishment and maintenance of linkages, the role of 'linkage elites' and the alternate strategies which they pursue to aggregate their political power are presented. However, most of the papers seem to be more concerned with the 'processes' of linkage politics than with its structures. Also, notwithstanding the underscoring of the 'contiguous'2 or 'regional' environment as a stimulus for such linkages in a couple of papers, such infrastructural linkages are not fully identified. Nor are their interactions exhaustively explained.
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