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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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Hunting Down the Leader of the Khmer Rouge

18/4/98

While Cambodia continued to rebuild and reform itself politically, Amb. Quinn describes the challenge of making sure the genocidal Khmer Rouge didn’t try to force their way back into power. Amb. Quinn and other officials on the Delta Force team worked tirelessly to capture the remaining 25,000 Khmer Rouge soldiers scattered throughout Cambodia. However, the real test came trying to track down the Khmer Rouge leaders. One in particular, Pol Pot, had continued to evade capture. After months of searching, Amb. Quinn and his team were beginning to close in. Amb. Quinn tells of how he imagined arresting Pol Pot and putting him in shackles for all the world to see. But he and the rest of the Delta Force team get a message regarding the nefarious leader that shocks them all. 

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