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Nguyễn Cao Kỳ
Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam
In office
19 June 1965 â€“ 31 October 1967
Preceded by Phan Huy Quát
Succeeded by Nguyễn Văn Lộc
Personal details
Born (1930-09-08)8 September 1930
Sơn Tây, Tonkin, French Indochina (now Hanoi, Vietnam)
Died 23 July 2011(2011-07-23) (aged 80)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Resting place Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California, U.S.
Political party Military
Military service
Allegiance Republic of Vietnam
Service/branch Vietnam Air Force
Years of service 1949–1971
Rank Major General (Thiếu Tướng), Air Force commander
Battles/wars

Vietnam War
1963 South Vietnamese coup
September 1964 South Vietnamese coup attempt
February 1965 South Vietnamese coup attempt
Buddhist Uprising
Battle of Saigon (1968)

By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.
Nguyen Cao Ky
If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
Nguyen Cao Ky
After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment.
Nguyen Cao Ky
I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.
The way Americans understand and treat other peoples almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble.
Nguyen Cao Ky
After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate.
Nguyen Cao Ky
By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
Nguyen Cao Ky
We all know that in war the political and military factors have to complement each other.
Nguyen Cao Ky
Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy.
Nguyen Cao Ky
I never staged a coup. They picked me up. Like I say, they forced me to become premier, maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair.
Nguyen Cao Ky
South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake.
Nguyen Cao Ky
During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
Nguyen Cao Ky
And then when they picked me as premiere, I don't think I feel, you know, different. For me, the position mean responsibility, but that's all.
Nguyen Cao Ky
From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism.
Nguyen Cao Ky
Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.
Nguyen Cao Ky
If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
Nguyen Cao Ky