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Political cartoon by Moco Yardley titled "In the Viet Back Yard", 3-22-1970. The cartoon depicts three characters that represent Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. The Cambodia character is depicted decapitated with the Thailand and Laos characters depicted carrying weapons supplied by the United States. Mansfield is depicted in the lower left corner saying, "We should stay out of it!... And get out of the rest of S.E. Asia as soon as possible." The lower right corner depicts the foot of a character meant to depict the Central Interference Agency (Pun on Central Intelligence Agency) as it leaves the picture.


Political Cartoon

Original Medium

Ink on paper


13.5 x 11.5"


United States

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Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Collection, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana.

Holding Repository

University of Montana, Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Mark Fritch, University of Montana

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Political Cartoon

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