South Viet Nam: A Change of View

Among his major campaign promises, South Viet Nam's President Nguyen Van Thieu pledged himself to root out government corruption at the national and provincial levels. Last week Edward Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Refugees and a recent visitor to Viet Nam, delivered his own progress report on Thieu's efforts. He painted a grim picture. "The government of South Viet Nam is infested with corruption," Ken nedy told the World Affairs Council of Boston. "It is almost impossible to go to Viet Nam and speak with any can did American or South Vietnamese citi zen without instantly...

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