Cambodia: The Discreet U.S. Presence

As the first test of the Nixon Doctrine, Cambodia's struggle for survival is showing mixed results. The doctrine calls on Asian nations to help themselves —and one another—in stemming aggression. Yet Cambodia's neighbors, with the exception of South Viet Nam, have so far failed to offer a convincing riposte to a Communist challenge that has been intensifying since Prince Norodom Sihanouk was ousted more than four months ago. Their reluctance was all too clear last week, when Sihanouk's successor, Premier Lon Nol, paid his first visit to Bangkok as Cambodian head of...

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