South Viet Nam: Low Ky

In the year and a half since he vaulted from the cockpit of a fighter-bomber to become South Viet Nam's Premier, Northern-born Nguyen Cao Ky, 36, has shown a remarkable adaptability to the art of Asian politics. His handling of the Buddhist "struggle" crisis last spring showed expert timing. His Cabinet-level downgrading of ambitious "Southerners" has been deft and sometimes subtle. His trip to Australia and New Zealand, despite demonstrations against him, generally created a surprisingly good impression. Unlike such predecessors as Big Minh and Nguyen Khanh, the flamboyant, purple-scarfed aviator...

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