The two revealing exceptions were Phetsarath and his half-brother Prince Souphanouvong
. The latter had served under Phetsarath and Khammao in the Issara government as Minister of Foreign Affairs and then simultaneously as Minister of Defence.
According to the diplomat, the government gave no special assignments to Khamxay, a minister with the Business Development Committee of the Prime Minister's Office and the eldest son of the first Lao president, Prince Souphanouvong
He includes brief but interesting biographical studies on Prince Souphanouvong
and Wilfred Burchett.