and trained by the Thais, the tribesmen were helicoptered from their mountain hamlets to conduct increasingly elaborate skirmishes against the Pathet Lao
and the North Vietnamese.
It is significant that the first section is perceived not to include any ethnic Lao persons and so the chronicle is only called the Phongsavadan pathet lao
(Chronicle of the Lao country), but the opening of the Khun Bulom story is apprehended to tell the origin of the Lao so that the chronicle then is properly titled the Phongsavadan xaat lao (Chronicle of the Lao race).
19) For instance, in a report published in 1993 by the US Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Godley McMurtrie, the US ambassador to the former Kingdom of Laos from 1969 to 1973, averred that the leadership of the Pathet Lao
was controlled by Hanoi.
A 'peaceful solution' to the crisis, however, required an end to Soviet and North Vietnamese intervention, as well as Pathet Lao
attacks against the RLG.
Looking at the specific political situation in Laos in the 1960s, we again have to recall that these developments took place in a time when the Pathet Lao
intrusion into the rural areas of Laos was advancing fast.
Although it is not well over two decades since the end of the second Indochinese war, the covert CIA bombing and infiltration of Laos, and the takeover of the country by the Communist Pathet Lao
, memories of those times live on in the recollections of its survivors.
There, an armed rightist camp backed by the Americans was facing the Pathet Lao
, a nationalist group supported by the communists of North Vietnam.
Although American prisoners in Laos were supposed to be turned over in the wake of the 1973 peace accords between the United States and Vietnam, the Pathet Lao
were not formal signatories to the agreement.
1982, "The Rewards of Revolution: Pathet Lao
Policy towards the Hill Tribes Since 1975" in Contemporary Laos.
Indeed, after neutralisation the United States--while complaining of the Pathet Lao
and the North Vietnamese--retained its connection with Phoumi, not to mention Vang Pao and the Hmong whom the United States had organised and armed under Eisenhower and to an even greater extent under his successor.
In 2005, The number of home users rose from 3,638 people in 2005 to 3,941 in 2006 (Kaosan Pathet Lao
, 17 June 2006).
Although the Pathet Lao
declared on April 3, 1973 that Laotian Communist forces were holding American POWs and were prepared to give an accounting, nine days later a DOD spokesman declared that there were no more American prisoners anywhere in Southeast Asia.