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Controversial US-Cambodia peace training underway

Controversial US-Cambodia peace training underway

Updated 18 January 2012, 17:50 AEDT

More than a thousand military personel from 23 countries are in Cambodia for the annual global peacekeeper training exercise.

It's called "Angkor Sentinel" and is jointly run by the US Department of Defence and State Department. But the New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch has criticised the military training exercise, saying the US should not be working with Cambodian military units, that Human Rights Watch says have committed abuses.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director Human Rights Watch; John Johnson, spokesman for the US embassy in Cambodia

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