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The World: The Curious Rehabilitation of Diem

Ten years after his murder in a bloody military coup, the memory of South Viet Nam's President Ngo Dinh Diem last week stirred a curious nostalgia in Saigon...

South Viet Nam: The Firing Line

In the midst of his speech on the Berlin crisis, President John F. Kennedy took time to remind his listeners that the West faced an equally dangerous...

SOUTH VIET NAM: Diem Besieged

Just as things seemed to be going better in his struggle to save South Viet Nam (pop. 10.5 million), Nationalist Premier Ngo Dinh Diem last week ran into...

SOUTH VIET NAM: Revolt at Dawn

In Saigon's yellow stucco Freedom Palace, South Viet Nam's President Ngo Dinh Diem woke with a start. Mortar shells were falling on the lawn, and paratroopers...

SOUTH VIET NAM: The Beleaguered Man

(See Cover) The beleaguered man sat in Freedom Palace, small, chunky, tan-tinted and surrounded by a few intimate possessions—a wooden crucifix, a picture of...

SOUTH VIET NAM: Problem of One Man

A prominent youth leader, Lieut. Colonel Nguyen Van Bong, drove last week along a highway north of Saigon. His car was riddled and set afire by a fusillade...

South Viet Nam: Durable Diem

At 7 a.m., in the second-floor study of Saigon's yellow stucco Freedom Palace, South Viet Nam's President Ngo Dinh Diem was absorbed in a biography of George...

South Viet Nam: Richer Prize

As the Western position in Laos tottered strategists began to look to the next line of defense. They did not have far to look. Down Laos' spiny eastern border...

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