South Viet Nam: The Endless Circles

SOUTH VIET NAM

As its authority in the countryside slips inexorably away, the government of South Viet Nam is running in tighter and tighter circles. Last August, when Premier Nguyen Khanh tried to assume full command of the government, the Buddhists rioted and sent him swerving madly to Dalat. Then, in September, when Khanh met Buddhist demands and relieved a number of Catholic generals of their commands, the Catholics staged a "coupette," which ended only when a group of young officers, led by Air Commodore Nguyen Cao Ky, came to Khanh's aid. Last week Ky's guys put their hands on...

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