CAMBODIA: Phnom-Penh Under Siege

AT the time of the cease-fire in Viet Nam, U.S. officials expected a de facto cease-fire in neighboring Cambodia toward the end of March. By last week, however, those hopes were long dead, and U.S. bombers were flying some of the heaviest raids of the war.

Phnom-Penh, the Cambodian capital, lay encircled by Communist forces. All five highways leading to the city were under siege, and three outposts along the road to the provincial capital of Takeo had been lost. More important, the Communists had severed, for the moment at least, the vital Mekong River supply route from South Viet...

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