South Viet Nam: Of Revels & Reds

In Saigon last week things were quiet enough on the surface for officials to lift the nightly curfew so that New Year revelers could keep singing and drinking into the wee hours. It seemed hardly appropriate amid the tense political maneuvering taking place behind the scenes.

For one thing, the feud between U.S. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor and General Nguyen Khanh (see THE NATION) showed few if any signs of abating. While not speaking to Taylor, Khanh sent season's greetings to American troops in Viet Nam, warmly thanking them for their help in "our struggle for the defense of freedom." Khanh...

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