A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War


Philip Caputo

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General Thi Character Analysis

Commander of I Corps who is placed under arrest by the head of the Saigon government, Nguyen Cao Ky, for being suspected of plotting a coup. ARVN divisions rallied to General Thi’s support at his headquarters in Da Nang. Caputo mentions General Thi in the context of describing how the ARVN’S “intramural feud” diminished their attention to the VC, causing U.S. Marines to pick up the slack.
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General Thi Character Timeline in A Rumor of War

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Chapter Eighteen
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...good reputations. While Caputo awaits a verdict, the South Vietnamese begin an intramural war, and General Thi is placed under arrest. Caputo is transferred from the battalion to regimental HQ, where he... (full context)