CAMBODIA: WAITING FOR THE FALL

As if to hurry him along, several insurgent rockets whistled in and exploded within 200 yds. of his plane. Cambodian President Lon Nol could delay his departure no longer. Accompanied by his wife and 26 supporters, he climbed aboard an Air Cambodge Caravelle last week for what will undoubtedly amount to permanent exile.

For weeks other Cambodian leaders had been telling Lon Nol that only his departure could open the way to eventual accommodation with the surging Khmer Rouge, who control virtually all of Cambodia's countryside and have brought the few remaining government-held cities under rocket bombardment. Even as he...

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