THE CEASE-FIRE: Defusing the Crisis in Cambodia

FOR a few days last week, it looked as if Cambodia might become another South Viet Nam. Communist insurgent forces, armed and led by the North Vietnamese, were besieging the Cambodian capital, Phnom-Penh. U.S. B-52s bombed through the night around Phnom-Penh, hoping to hold off the enemy and prop up the shaky, dictatorial regime of President Lon Nol. General Alexander Haig Jr., U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff and former deputy to Henry Kissinger, was sent on a fast fact-finding tour of Indochina. While high Washington officials called the situation "abysmal" and...

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