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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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Critical Decisions to Protect the Most Exposed American Embassy in the World

7/4/92

Amb. Quinn describes how the American embassy in Phnom-Penh, which like Benghazi, had no Marine Security Guards, was evaluated as the most vulnerable and exposed American diplomatic mission anywhere in the world. In order to protect his staff, the Ambassador disregards directives from Washington and enters into a special intelligence sharing operation with the Cambodian government dominated by Hun Sen. This decision not only kept the embassy safe during his tenure, but also would have an impact on Al Qaida’s terrorist plans. 

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