Nation: In the Lions' Cage

With a rustle of rich brocade and a swish of scented silk, Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu swept into the U.S. last week. She was accompanied by her handsome, 18-year-old daughter, Le Thuy, and preceded by some of the worst press notices since Tokyo Rose. Although not even her bitterest critics would doubt her courage, the petite sister-in-law of South Viet Nam's President Ngo Dinh Diem did have some fears about her 21-day coast-to-coast visit. Going to the U.S., said she, would probably be like walking into "a cage of lions."

Indeed, by the time she stepped off a Pan American jet from...

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