July 13, 1989
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee shelved a bid to give U.S. weapons to non-Communist Cambodian guerrillas. Several Democrats voiced fears that any arms might find their way to the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian Communist faction blamed for the deaths of 1 million people when it held power in the 1970s.
June 21, 1989 |
The Bush Administration, its military aid plan for non-Communist rebels in Cambodia stalled on Capitol Hill, has decided that it would accept a compromise solution for a new government in that nation involving shared power between Prince Norodom Sihanouk and the present Vietnamese-backed regime, The Times has learned. By agreeing to endorse the sort of settlement that it previously had scorned, the Administration has given Sihanouk, its favorite Cambodian leader, important maneuvering room to negotiate a deal that would freeze out the Khmer Rouge, the murderous Communist faction blamed for the deaths of more than a million Cambodians when it ruled the nation between 1975 and 1978.
September 28, 1989 |
Vice President Dan Quayle, winding up a two-week tour of Asia that concentrated on U.S. security issues, plans to meet today with officials of four Southeast Asian nations in a bid to revive U.S. policy toward Cambodia. Quayle will meet with representatives of Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia shortly after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital, a senior U.S. official traveling with the vice president said.
March 28, 1990 |
Cambodian resistance leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk warned his American critics Tuesday that any cutoff of U.S. aid to his guerrilla faction will only force him closer to China. Sihanouk, the head of a three-faction resistance coalition seeking to oust the Vietnamese-installed Phnom Penh government, has come under growing criticism in recent months for his relations with the radical Khmer Rouge.
February 27, 1991 |
The Bush Administration admitted Tuesday that there may have been "tactical military cooperation" in Cambodia between the U.S.-backed non-Communist resistance groups and the murderous Khmer Rouge, which killed more than a million Cambodians in the late 1970s.
December 17, 1994 |
Capt. Jeb Stewart, a U.S. Army officer from Walnut Creek, Calif., smiled at the soldiers arrayed before him and noted sardonically, "You get a lot of diversity in the Cambodian army." One of the recruits was barely 16 years old; two others were in their late 60s. They were among 45 Cambodians being trained by a contingent from the U.S. Special Forces in the arcane art of detecting land mines and disposing of them safely. Stewart and his 13-member contingent, among the first U.S.