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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee shelved a bid to give U.S. weapons to non-Communist Cambodian guerrillas. Several Democrats voiced fears that any arms might find their way to the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian Communist faction blamed for the deaths of 1 million people when it held power in the 1970s. The committee’s move, while a setback for the Bush Administration, does not necessarily kill the proposal, which could be renewed as an amendment to the foreign aid bill on the Senate floor or during a conference with the House on aid legislation.


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