CAMBODIA: Breaking the Siege

Every day last week the electricity went off until sundown, stilling the whirling fans and air conditioners in the breathless heat. Grim-faced American officials shuttled in and out of the palace of Cambodian President Lon Nol. Battle reports proved contradictory and inconclusive. The British, Australians and Japanese evacuated their women and children. Beside the pool of the Hotel Le Phnom (the former Royal), reporters talked of the possibility of a guerrilla attack on the airport, the television station or some other suitable target to coincide with the Buddhist New Year's holiday. This...

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