World: Diagnosis: Murder

It was late afternoon in Saigon when Dr. Phan Quang Dan, 49, set out for an important session of South Viet Nam's Constituent Assembly. His green, 1955 Hillman was parked under a tall tamarind tree, and he backed it off the sidewalk onto the street. "I heard a dragging noise when I first started to back up," he recalled later, "and I knew right then it was probably a mine or plastique." The doctor's diagnosis was correct. An explosion ripped a two-foot hole through the front seat. Dan escaped with light shrapnel wounds in his legs, but the force of the...

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