World: The Cambodian Venture: An Assessment

BY the middle of this week, the last several thousand U.S. troops in Cambodia are scheduled to cross back over the invisible line that divides Cambodia and South Viet Nam, thus bringing the war's most controversial military action to an official end. The national debate that President Nixon's Cambodian decision touched off is certain to continue, however—in the press, in Congress and in the history books. Nixon rendered his own verdict three weeks ago, calling the Cambodian operation the "most successful" military action of the war, a judgment likely to be echoed in...

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