South Viet Nam: The General Is Back

General Nguyen Khanh was back in power in South Viet Nam last week, despite the opposition of U.S. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor.

Taylor, who had backed Khanh before his ouster by the Buddhists last year, had insisted on a civilian government that lacked the backing of either the army or the Buddhists—the only real forces in South Viet Nam. Last week the two forces combined, at least temporarily, and the civilian regime of Premier Tran Van Huong folded without a sound.

Rather grimly and noncommittally, Taylor accepted the fact, settled down to a "working relationship" with Khanh. The little general had...

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