South Viet Nam: Return of the Generals

It was progress of a sort. Most of the nine previous changes in Saigon's government were spawned by jealous generals and accompanied by the rumble of tanks. Last week, as the four-month-old civilian government of Premier Phan Huy Quat turned power back to the military, the only signs of crisis were the gleaming limousines of the generals and a slight increase in the number of marines patrolling Saigon's rain-wet streets. Even when the turnover was finally effected, little had changed on the surface; both Quat and his antagonist, Chief of State Phan Khac Suu, remained in office as "caretakers"...

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