A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 10, 1979

The chartered DC-8 out of Los Angeles was bound for a city that has been off-limits to U.S. flights since 1975: Phnom-Penh. On board were 82,000 lbs. of food and medicine and 134 lbs. of San Francisco Bureau Chief Gavin Scott. The airlift, "Operation California," was sponsored by ten American corporations and church groups. Scott, who was one of four journalists allowed to hitch a ride, thus became one of the few American newsmen in years to be given a firsthand look inside the capital of war-ravaged Cambodia. His report on...

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