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The Senate, by a vote of 59 to 39, adopted an amendment by Sen. Charles Robb (D-Va.) that opens the way for President Bush to make unspecified military aid available to the non-communist resistance forces in Cambodia allied with Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The amendment is similar to one already passed by the House. Robb said it does not directly authorize military aid but does give the President the "flexibility" to ask authorization for it at a later time. The Senate earlier voted for a more general amendment that held out the promise of substantial aid to a new Cambodian government that is "determined to prevent the return to power of the (Communist) Khmer Rouge."

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