South Korea: The New Life

Six months after his junta took over South Korea in an almost bloodless coup, Lieut. General Park Chung Hee, a puritan in olive drab, is making an unprecedented effort to clean out his country's age-old corruption and laxness.

The U.S. is watching with interest because—despite the attention now being showered on South Viet Nam—South Korea remains an important stronghold in the chain of defense against Red China. The large South Korean army retains its importance, and the U.S.'s investment in the country, both in terms of economic aid ($3 billion) and the 33,629...

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