Southeast Asia: A Visit Down Under

Signing autographs, shaking hands, pinching babies' cheeks and chatting with admiring Aussie lassies in miniskirts, South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky swept through a five-day visit to Australia last week like a politician campaigning for President. Back in Saigon some Vietnamese thought that he was doing just that in preparation for his nation's return to civilian rule.

But the jaunty Air Vice Marshal insisted that his trip was simply a thank you for Australia's 4,500-man contribution to the Allied forces fighting in Viet Nam. Whatever the reason, Ky and his beauteous wife Mai, 24, were clearly...

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