THE NATIONS: Show of Force

The U.S. six weeks ago gave its official nod of recognition to the state of Viet Nam, which the French had sponsored in Indo-China under former Emperor and reformed playboy Bao Dai. Last week ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Russell S. Berkey, steamed through the South China Sea in a show of support for Bao Dai. Two destroyers, the U.S.S. Stickell and the U.S.S. Anderson, tied up at the capital of Saigon while Admiral Berkey paid a courtesy call on Bao Dai (see cut). The U.S. aircraft...

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