Global Issues, US Politics

Cambodia Bombing Redux

The article I wrote with Ben Kiernan on the US bombing of Cambodia has been reprinted in Japan Focus.  The newer version was slightly updated and a few more maps were added. A critique of the piece sent to the Walrus is here and our reply is here. A series of zooms that I kind of like, but were not included in either version are below. Finally, the piece is a finalist for a Canadian National Magazine Award – fingers crossed.




“The town of Chantrea was destroyed by US bombs… The people were angry with the US, and that is why so many of them joined the Khmer communists”

The bombing in this map represent 2245 tons, 221 sorties and 89 targets hit with A-37, B-52, F100, F5, A1 aircraft. The large rings are areas hit by B-52s and the small rings are cluster bomb areas.

One response to “Cambodia Bombing Redux”

  1. Read was interesting, stay in touch……

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