Cambodia: A Pattern of Terror

Viet Cong-style terrorism? Not in Phnom-Penh, insisted the U.S. military aid director. "It's much harder for them to commit sabotage here because they would have to get Cambodians to do it." Not in Phnom-Penh, agreed a European ambassador. "It would be too costly for them. They would lose what little popularity they might have."

For eight years in Viet Nam, the Viet Cong have systematically conducted a campaign of terrorism. Last year they killed an average 500 civilians a month. Though Cambodia's war has become Viet Nam's in miniature, most Western officials...

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