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Thdiland Boots U.s.

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Thailand isgetting into the picture and building alliances with the powers-tobc. Premier Kukrit Pramoj has said iliat Thailand will recogni.e China and seek the complete withdrawal ut' more than 25.000 American troops within one year. When asked whether the t'all of the Lon Nol gpvernmenl in Cambodia would have any effect on puil-out of US troops. Kukrit said, "in case the Lon Nol government falls. the withdrawal will be earried out even taster. In a more da ma ging blow to the US and Cambodia. the new Thai government will no longer allow Thailand to be used as a base tor the American airlift ofammunition and other war material to Cumbodia. Thai officials liave stated they would not object to the continued American airlift of "humanitarian" assistance to Cambodia. such as lood and medical supplies.