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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S AIR FORCE COMMANDER, 35-YEAR-OLD MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY TOOK OVER AS PRIME MINISTER YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S AIR FORCE COMMANDER, 35-YEAR-OLD MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY TOOK OVER AS PRIME MINISTER YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). HIS ASSUMPTION OF POWER FOLLOWS LAST WEEK'S HANDING OVER OF CONTROL TO THE ARMY BY PREMIER PHAN HUY QUAT.

    FOREIGN MINISTER DRAN VAN DO, MINISTER OF JUSTICE LU VAN VI, AND SIX OTHER MINISTERS KEEP THEIR POSTS IN THE NEW CABINET LIST. AN ARMY CORPS COMMANDER, BRIGADIER GENERAL NGUYEN HUU CO, BECOMES WAR MINISTER. THIS NEW WAR CABINET WILL COME UNDER THE DIRECTORATE OF TEN GENERALS. ABOVE THE DIRECTORATE WILL BE A CONGRESS OF THE ARMED FORCES CONSISTING OF ALL GENERALS FROM ALL SERVICES.

    IN A SPEECH, MARSHAL KY PLEDGED TO MOBILIZE THE ENTIRE NATION AGAINST THE VIET CONG BY DRAFTING ALL ABLE-BODIED CITIZENS FOR MILITARY SERVICE, TOUGH AUSTERITY MEASURES, AND HARSH PUNISHMENT FOR SHIRKERS AND PROFITEERS. ON FOREIGN POLICY, HE SAID, RELATIONS WITH SOUTH AMERICAN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES WOULD BE EXTENDED.

    THE NEW PREMIER IS THE YOUNGEST GENERAL OF THE VIETNAMESE FORCES. ORIGINALLY TRAINED BY THE FRENCH, HE TOOK A STAFF COURSE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND BECAME AIR FORCE COMMANDER SOON AFTER THE MILITARY COUP THAT OVERTHREW THE LATE PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM. HE TWICE LED AIR STRIKES AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM, AND WAS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED THE SECOND TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4C1RZ2VEFISI1TYJIN99JXKO
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4C1RZ2VEFISI1TYJIN99JXKO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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