Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 11. 22 July 1970
The Vietcong tactics are the same as employed in Vietnam and Laos-they infiltrate in squads and then regroup behind their enemy's lines to attack in battalion strength.
The Communists could easily take Phnom Penh but it does not appear that they are prepared to go that far. For one they are not leaving caches of supplies as they advance and it is possible that they have overreached their supply lines. But they could be waiting to see if American troops are sent to reinforce the Cambodian line. Hanoi however under orders from Peking may take Phnom Penh if only to reinstall Sihanouk as the head of a puppet. His popularity could be the vital influence which the Communists need to gain support from the peasant population.