August 13, 1966 : Prince Sihanouk criticizes the United States

Introduction

Prince Norodom Sihanouk, ruler of neutral Cambodia, criticizes the United States about the attack on Thlock Track, a Cambodian village close to the South Vietnamese border. Sihanouk routinely challenged the United States and its South Vietnamese allies for border violations, but tacitly permitted communist forces to use his territory for transit, supply dumps and base areas. In the United States, General William C. Westmoreland, Commander of Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) met with President Johnson at his ranch in Texas to provide the general’s personal assessment of allied progress in the war, reporting that advances were being made against the communist insurgents.

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August 13, 1966 : Prince Sihanouk criticizes the United States

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    August 13, 1966 : Prince Sihanouk criticizes the United States

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prince-sihanouk-criticizes-the-united-states

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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    A+E Networks