SOUTH KOREA: Quick to Wrath

Isolated from his people by barbed wire, prowling tanks and stern-faced troops, proud old Syngman Rhee sat in his presidential palace early last week stubbornly clinging to power. He had ordered ailing Vice President-elect Lee Ki Poong to "apologize to the nation.'' But to the swelling demand for his own resignation. Rhee turned a deaf ear. "This time of trouble." he insisted, "strengthens my determination to serve the nation."

Rhee might still be there if it had not been for one man: General Song Yo Chan (see box), South Korea's hard-driving army chief...

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