Cambodia, US duel over Vietnam War debt

Washington's demand that Phnom Penh repay a four-decade-old US$500 million loan will likely push the post-conflict country even closer to China

Phnom Penh, March 28, 2017 2:28 PM (UTC+8)
US President Richard M. Nixon points to a map during a press conference on Vietnam and Cambodia in Washington, D.C. on 30 April 1970. Photo: AFP / National Archives
US President Richard M. Nixon points to a map during a press conference on Vietnam and Cambodia in Washington, D.C. on 30 April 1970. Photo: AFP / National Archives