SOUTH KOREA: Army for Sale

"I've fought 200 battles and never lost one," brags South Korea's army chief of staff, 41-year-old Lieut. General "Tiger" Song Yo Chan, and with some reason. An incorruptible, tough-minded professional, Song fought throughout World War II with the Japanese army, during the Korean war commanded South Korea's crack Capitol Division, and won his nickname from admiring U.S. General James Van Fleet. But the offensive he launched last February has proved in many ways the most arduous of his career. His mission: to root out wholesale pilferage and embezzlement in the 650,000-man Korean...

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