World: Cabinet Crisis

While he was preoccupied with preparations for the Manila Conference and playing host to U.S. Defense Secretary McNamara, Premier Nguyen Cao Ky last week found himself faced with a major Cabinet crisis.

Its roots seemed all too petty for a nation at war. Ky, who was born near Hanoi and became one of the 800,000 North Vietnamese anti-Communists who emigrated to the south when the nation was divided in 1954, has given uprooted northerners most of the top positions in his government. The birthplace of Cabinet ministers makes little difference to most Vietnamese, but the southerners in the regime resent the powers...

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