CAMBODIA: The U.S. Turns to the Prince

In Washington, State Department officials alluded to "diplomatic irons in the fire" and to "extremely delicate" negotiations in process involving several governments. In his San Clemente retreat, President Richard Nixon huddled with Peking's top envoy to the U.S., Huang Chen, whom he had transported across the continent in a presidential jet just for the meeting. In Paris, American negotiators conferred with Hanoi's representatives. Prime object of all these efforts was Cambodia−the only warring Indochinese nation that has not reached a cease-fire agreement.

It is one of the innumerable ironies of the Indochina war...

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