Nation: The Destruction Of Cambodia

New book attacks U.S. policy

During the climactic years of the Viet Nam War, the Communist forces crossed the Cambodian border and established a whole network of secret bases, which they relied on to shelter and resupply their troops. To attack these "sanctuaries," the U.S. bombed the Cambodian countryside, then launched an armored "incursion" into the once neutral nation. Now a book by William Shawcross, who covered the war for the Sunday Times of London from 1970 to 1972, challenges that U.S. policy and charges that it contributed to the Communist takeover.

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