Lao leadership consolidates resistance forces
30 October 1945. Although local Lao Issara activists are gaining ground in some areas, often with Viet Minh support, elsewhere Franco–Lao forces are successful. Moreover, the French have now re-established themselves in Cochinchina and Cambodia. As part of a military agreement between Lao Issara and Viet Minh, Prince Phetsarath now agrees to an enlarged defence force that integrates Prince Souphanouvong’s Committee of Independent Laos with the Lao Issara Army. The new army will be commanded by Souphanouvong.