South Korea: Over to You, Gentlemen

To all outward appearances, South Korea's ruling military junta has wielded iron-fisted control over the country since it seized power in a lightning coup nearly two years ago. Under Strongman General Park Chung Hee, the government stifled all opposition; newspapers were gagged, and 4,000 known political opponents of the regime were forbidden to criticize it in public. But Park has been less successful in quelling disaffection within his own junta. Last week the wrangling was out in the open, threatening to plunge South Korea into yet another full-scale crisis.

Snooper Boss. Park's generals became openly restive soon after his decision...

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