World: By Book & Bullet

By Book & Bullet That picture is lodged in people's memories. Taken during the recent Communist assault on Viet Nam's cities, it showed Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, 37, chief of South Viet Nam's 75,000-man national police force cold-bloodedly executing a guerrilla suspect—a thin, frightened, but stubbornlooking man in plaid shirt and pants who had been seized by soldiers in a Saigon street. In no mood to ask questions, the spindly general whipped out his snub-nosed .38 revolver and wordlessly blew the suspect's brains out. "Many Americans have...

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