World: Phnom-Penh: What Is Going On?

Cambodia won its independence from the French in 1953 without fighting and managed for years to live next door to the Viet Nam War without becoming a combatant. Now the struggle for Indochina, with all its suffering and sorrow, its clutter and filth, has engulfed the ancient kingdom of the Khmers. Last week TIME Correspondent Don Neff filed this report from its capital:

BARBED wire is going up in lovely Phnom-Penh. Like tentacles from the war ravaging the countryside, the prickly wire now surrounds most important government buildings. Sandbag bunkers, usually occupied by young boys or girls proudly fingering loaded U.S. carbines,...

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