World: The Saigon Thi Party

Ever since the ten-man military Directory of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky (pronounced key) took power in South Viet Nam nine months ago, the greatest threat to the fragile stability of the Saigon government has been mustached, mercurial Lieut. General Nguyen Chanh Thi (pronounced tea). Vain, ambitious, an inveterate intriguer, Thi carefully cultivated the political Buddhists, got his own man installed as head of the national police. As field commander of the northernmost I Corps, he ran it like a warlord of yore, obeying those edicts of the central government that suited him and blithely disregarding the rest.

Once when Ky came north...

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