Indo-china: KHIEU SAMPHAN: OUT OF THE JUNGLE

Cambodia's conquerors are as shrouded in mystery as the jungles in which they operated for so long. Western experts have not even been able to determine whether the movement is basically Cambodian nationalist, Cambodian Marxist or doctrinaire Communist. What is already clear, however, is that Khieu Samphan, 43, will probably wield the most power in the new regime. During the war he was Deputy Premier to Prince Norodom Sihanouk as well as Minister of Defense and commander in chief of the Khmer Rouge fighting forces. TIME'S Stephen Heder interviewed Samphan's younger brother Khieu Seng Kim in Phnom-Penh early this month and...

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