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Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

William J. Rust


This book documents the formulation and execution of US foreign policy in Cambodia during the Eisenhower administration. Based on exhaustive research at the US National Archives, the Eisenhower Library, and other public and private collections of primary sources, the book is a detailed narrative of the Eisenhower administration’s diplomatic struggle with Norodom Sihanouk. A difficult leader who was, at least initially, pro-Western in his political orientation, Sihanouk offended top US officials with his “neutralism.” For much of Eisenhower’s presidency, national security policy supported those ... More

Keywords: US foreign relations, Cambodia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Norodom Sihanouk, neutralism, covert operations, Indochina wars, cold war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813167428
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Rust, author