The K5 Gamble: National Defence and Nation Building under the People's Republic of Kampuchea

  title={The K5 Gamble: National Defence and Nation Building under the People's Republic of Kampuchea},
  author={Margaret Slocomb},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={195 - 210}
  • Margaret Slocomb
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
The K5 Plan for the defence of the Cambodian–Thai border was the response of the People's Republic of Kampuchea and its Vietnamese mentors to the threat posed by the resistance forces, particularly the Khmer Rouge, to its efforts to rebuild the nation and consolidate its administration. The very real defence gains, however, were made at the cost of bitter popular resentment over the way those gains were made. 
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