I gather here four documents pertaining to the corruption practices under the
Second Republic regime. These documents appeared from 1972 to 1976, and thus
possess a touch of actuality and reflect well the real situation of the
corruption plague of that period. Together they show thoroughly and in details:
The corruption plague was so pervasive, no wonder why General Hieu found the task of fighting the Communist enemy in the battlefield more easy and more gratifying - he looked young and cheerful - than the task of confronting the corrupt cliques in the rear front - he looked old and grim.
Nguyen Van Tin