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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Last Plane Out of Cambodia

    As the Communist Khmer Rouge overran Cambodia, a former CIA pilot pulled off a desperate escape Flying for Air America Inc., an airline secretly owned by the CIA in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, had been the most fulfilling nine...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Smashing Sanctuaries in Cambodia

    When Charlie Company crossed the border, its troops couldn’t imagine they would be the very last unit out—or the fate that awaited them. After three days beating the bush in Bu Dop and finding nothing but deserted jungle, I got a radio...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    A U.S. Traitor’s Odd Twist of Fate

    How an American deserter’s murder may lead to war crimes convictions for former Khmer Rouge leaders. Michael Nolan will not give up the ghost. In 2008 and 2009, he spent many agonizing weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia with a film crew and...

  • Military History Magazine

    A World of Hurt

    Long-forgotten explosives continue to wreak havoc around the globe. The farm workers had spent a long, hot day harvesting chili peppers in Battambang province, hard against Cambodia’s border with Thailand. They were riding home on a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: The Cambodian Wars

    The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations by Kenneth Conboy, University Press of Kansas, 2013 With the recent passing of Cambodia’s long-time monarch Norodom Sihanouk and the excruciatingly slow international war...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    When God-Kings Die

    Norodom Sihanouk’s state funeral in February marked the end of a controversial era in Cambodian history. Few monarchs have embraced the life and times of their country as dramatically as King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, whose earthly...