CAMBODIA: In for the Duration

Cambodia last week was the main battleground of Southeast Asia—lamentably so, since its chief role in the war is as an unwilling sanctuary and supply base for the North Vietnamese. Once again trying to disrupt that sanctuary, 25,000 South Vietnamese troops last week were engaged in a much-ballyhooed sweep through the rubber plantations of eastern Cambodia against moderate resistance and with inconclusive results. In another theater, the Cambodians were reeling from a major defeat at the hands of the North Vietnamese two weeks ago. And for the first time since the war began, Cambodia's capital, Phnom-Penh, came under a...

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