South Viet Nam: A Tightwire Man


General Nguyen Khanh formally resigned last week as South Viet Nam's caretaker Premier, meeting the two-month deadline imposed on him after last August's riots. He was succeeded by Tran Van Huong, 61, a battered but durable civilian of low origins and high ideals.

Born of a family so poor that he was given away in infancy to foster parents, Huong struggled to become a schoolteacher in his native Mekong Delta. After joining Viet Nam's fight for independence in 1945, he led 150 guerrillas in the Plain of Reeds, only to quit...

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