• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S NINTH GOVERNMENT SINCE THE DOWNFALL OF THE DIEM REGIME 20 MONTHS AGO TOOK OFFICE IN SAIGON TODAY (SATURDAY) UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE.

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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S NINTH GOVERNMENT SINCE THE DOWNFALL OF THE DIEM REGIME 20 MONTHS AGO TOOK OFFICE IN SAIGON TODAY (SATURDAY) UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE.

    THE 35-YEAR-OLD MARSHAL, WHO IS DESIGNATED COMMISSIONER OF THE WAR CABINET, PRESENTED HIS 17 MINISTERS THIS MORNING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE. HE WAS APPOINTED BY MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, NEW LEADER OF SOUTH VIETNAM, IN SPITE OF UNITED STATES OBJECTIONS.

    MARSHAL KY SAID THAT SOUTH VIETNAM WAS IN DANGER. THE WAR AGAINST COMMUNIST FORCES BACKED BY NORTH VIETNAM WAS GOING BADLY. THERE WAS A POLITICAL MESS, BASIC INSECURITY, ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, WAR PROFITEERING AND INJUSTICE. HIS GOVERNMENT FACED WITH 26 URGENT TASKS WHICH INCLUDE THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF WAR, AUSTERITY AND THE MOBILISATION OF THE COUNTRY'S POTENTIAL. ALL ABLE MEN WOULD BE DRAFTED INTO THE ARMED FORCES. THE POPULATION WOULD BE ARMED AND TOLD THAT IT MUST THROW ITS WEIGHT BEHIND THE WAR EFFORT BY VOLUNTEERING FOR MILITARY SERVICE.

    THE NEW KY GOVERNMENT INCLUDES EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE QUAT GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING DR. TRAN VAN DO WHO WILL CONTINUE TO BE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. THE MINISTRIES WHICH WILL BE CONTROLLED BY THE TWO MILITARY FIGURES IN THE GOVERNMENT OTHER THAN MARSHAL KY ARE THOSE FOR WAR AND YOUTH.

    FOOTNOTE: MARSHAL KY IS THE YOUNGEST GENERAL IN THE VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES, DYNAMIC, AMBITIOUS AND A FERVENT PATRIOT. BORN IN WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS NORTH VIETNAM, HE RECEIVED HIS BASIC AIR TRAINING IN FRANCE AND, SEVEN YEARS AGO ALSO TOOK A COURSE IN AIR COMMAND AND STAFF WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. A NOMINAL BUDDHIST, HE IS CONSIDERED AS THE MOST COLOURFUL AND DASHING FIGURES IN VIETNAMESE PUBLIC LIFE TODAY. HE HAS TOLD FRIENDS HE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE FAME WHILE STILL YOUNG WITH SPECTACULAR DEEDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AO8RB89IGNEKFXIHANPMQK01
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AO8RB89IGNEKFXIHANPMQK01
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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