South Viet Nam: Ten Days of Action

Most brand-new Western governments these days talk bravely of a dramatic "first 100 days." In South Viet Nam, where few regimes hope to stay in power that long, new Premier Nguyen Cao Ky decided to divide his trial period by ten. In his supersonic first week, Fighter Pilot Ky (rhymes with wheel) got more done than any other Vietnamese leader has accomplished in the 20 months since Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated. In rapid succession, the Saigon government:

> Proclaimed martial law throughout the country, banning demonstrations against the regime and enabling it to make more effective use of the nation's...

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