CAMBODIA: The Rebels Move

Ever since the U.S. bombing halt went into effect on Aug. 15, the most ominous question about Cambodia's future has been: When would the Hanoi-backed Khmer insurgents make their big move? Despite several weeks of concentrated assaults by American B-52s, the rebel forces had been able to move to within ten miles of the capital of Phnom-Penh prior to the deadline. Those sweeping advances suggested that the troops of Cambodian President Lon Nol, once they were denied the support of U.S. warplanes, would be hard-pressed to stave off a major enemy attack....

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