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Political Economy of Technology Transfer

mental national right of the Cambodian and Lao peoples arid the indepen- dence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and neutrality of their countries. In Cambodia, right after the conclusion of the Paris Agreement, the US mobilised B-52s and other kinds of aircraft to launch a 161-day bombing campaign with 35,000 sorties and 240,000 tons of bombs' dropped in an attempt to destroy the liberated areas. Besides, the VS has introduced many more US military advisers and military personnel into Cambodia to directly take in hand the command of the Lon Nof troops. On October 19, 1973, Nixon asked Congress to extend to the Lon Nol administration additional military aid of $ 200 million in the 1973-74 fiscal year. The US continues to use Thailand to train Phnom Penh troops and an airlift from Thailand to Cambodia has been established to supply fuel. According to the Thai newspaper, Nation, the US has shipped about 3,000 tons of munitions a month from Thailand to Cambodia.

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