World: Cambodia: Struggle for Survival

NOW that all U.S. troops have left Cambodia, a thorny question remains: Can the country long survive without their presence? In the past four months, the 40,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in Cambodia have spilled out of the sanctuaries, seizing more than half of Cambodia's countryside and attacking at will over much of the rest (see map). It is debatable whether the U.S. invasion provoked their campaign or whether the Communists would have begun swallowing big chunks of Cambodia anyway in the confusion that followed the ouster of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. What is abundantly clear is that the Communists...

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