The Long Road Home

When Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia on Christmas Day in 1978, it was the beginning of the end for the murderous Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot and his deputies fled into jungle exile, where the so-called Brother No. 1 died in 1998. A much less exalted band of 12, including three Khmer Rouge soldiers and their wives, decided to wait out the invasion in a remote part of Cambodia's northeast known as the Dragon's Tail. They stayed there for 26 years. Last month, they came out of hiding to a world they didn't know existed: a country at peace....

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