Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia

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Cooper Square Press, 2002 - 515 pages
Although there are many books and films dealing with the Vietnam War, Sideshow tells the truth about America's secret and illegal war with Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. William Shawcross interviewed hundreds of people of all nationalities, including cabinet ministers, military men, and civil servants, and extensively researched U.S. Government documents. This full-scale investigation-with material new to this edition-exposes how Kissinger and Nixon treated Cambodia as a sideshow. Although the president and his assistant claimed that a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia was necessary to eliminate North Vietnamese soldiers who were attacking American troops across the border, Shawcross maintains that the bombings only spread the conflict, but led to the rise of the Khmer Rouge and the subsequent massacre of a third of Cambodia's population.

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As a Vietnam Veteran of the year 1967-1968, I was astounded to learn of President Nixon's secret and completely illegal foray into Cambodia all the while he kept the U.S. Congress ignorant of the ... Read full review

SIDESHOW: Kissinger, Nixon, And The Destruction Of Cambodia

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In 1969, Richard Nixon ordered the secret bombing of Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese sanctuaries in that formally neutral nation. Today, a decade later, Nixon is a President driven from office ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

William Shawcross, the author of Deliver Us from Evil, lives in London.

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