Vietnam: Still A Killing Field

Cambodia remains a pawn in the regional power game -- and the slaughter continues

In a spacious and sunny Washington office, an anonymous senior Administration official sits and discusses U.S. options in Indochina. "The simplest approach in Cambodia," he theorizes, "is to let the military situation play itself out."

On the other side of the globe, in a military ward of a hospital in the Cambodian town of Kampong Spoe, 25 miles southwest of Phnom Penh, a soldier named Neh Kon, 30, lies on a wooden pallet. He has lost both legs -- one just above the knee, the other just below. The stumps are wrapped in flyspecked, blood-soaked bandages. Neh Kon's wife sits beside...

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