America Abroad: The Killing Fields Revisited

The Killing Fields Revisited

The Bush Administration inherited a policy toward Kampuchea that increased the chances of a return to power by the Khmer Rouge, who killed nearly 2 ! million of their countrymen between 1975 and 1979. Now, with the Vietnamese preparing to pull out of that tortured country and the U.S. pondering whether to send new American arms to guerrillas in the countryside, the Administration could end up compounding both the danger for Kampuchea and the disgrace for the U.S.

Under Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, the U.S. gave priority to evicting the Vietnamese troops, who invaded Kampuchea a decade ago. But to...

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