Cambodia: The Micro-Presence

No subcommittee of the Senate has launched an investigation yet, but what about the U.S. presence in Cambodia? There is one, and it is growing. Since last summer, when Washington and Pnompenh resumed diplomatic relations after a four-year hiatus, the official American community has increased to nine, including two wives, and is soon to be augmented by four additional staffers.

Washington's top man in Cambodia is Career Diplomat Lloyd Rives, 47, whose last station was Burundi. A mere charge d'affaires in a country where even the Viet Cong have a full-fledged "ambassador," Rives lives in a three-story rented house near the...

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