World: Cambodia: Communists on the Rampage

ONLY six weeks ago, Washington cautiously listed Cambodia as a possible plus in its Indochina ledger. No one had much faith in Premier Lon Nol's vows to clear 40,000 Communist troops from their sanctuaries near the Viet Nam border; still, it was thought that the new regime could be counted upon to make life difficult for the enemy, if nothing else. But the Cambodian army has proved weaker than anyone expected, and the new regime, far from giving the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong trouble, has mainly been giving them ground.

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