South Viet Nam: The U.S. v. the Generals

The Americans in Saigon were not quite sure what to call it. Some spoke of a purge, others of a coup or a semi-coup. Whatever it was, it threatened more than semi-disaster.

South Viet Nam's government is, of course, always in crisis. But for the fourth time in 131 months the crisis again became acute. Each time it had seemed as if the agony could not continue, as if there simply could be no further political twists-and each time there were more. The really alarming aspect last week was that with 22,000 men in Viet Nam and an aid investment totaling...

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