Nation: New Crunch for the U.S. in Indochina

As President Nixon sought again to clarify and advance U.S. policy in Viet Nam, the situation was made even murkier by events in neighboring Cambodia. There the menacing movements of 40,000 Communist troops threatened the poorly equipped army of the new Premier, General Lon Nol, and there was even a danger that the capital, Phnom-Penh, might fall (see THE WORLD). The new Communist challenge posed another, potentially fateful series of questions for the U.S.

The President must decide how much military aid, if any, and what kind, the U.S. should provide in response to...

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