Indo-china: Graham Martin: Our Man in Saigon

"I've always been controversial. Not that I seek it, only that I've had a distaste for anything but the truth."

—Ambassador Graham Martin

Even within the white, fortress-like mass of concrete that serves as the U.S. embassy in Saigon, Ambassador Martin is controversial these days. Some of his bright young Foreign Service subordinates bristle at the old man's intransigency. They complain that he squelches the normal give and take of policy discussion, refuses to pass along to Washington any political reporting that does not conform to his own, and limits distribution of State Department...

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