South Viet Nam: Coup No. 2

Through the moonlit streets of Saigon at 1 a.m. Thursday, armored cars, a dozen M24 light tanks, and truckloads of troops in battle gear moved cautiously into position. Paratroopers and marines quietly surrounded the houses occupied by South Viet Nam's Chief of State, General Duong Van ("Big") Minh, and four other top members of his ruling junta. With no opposition from the police guards on duty at each house, squads of soldiers efficiently swooped on the sleeping generals, knocked politely on their doors, and swiftly carried them off without firing a shot...

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