Search and destroy tactics vs guerrilla tactics: originally the american forces went into vietnam to deal with and oust the communists in vietnam, whom they believed lived solely in the northern part of the country what the us did not count on was the support that the north was getting from the southern communists, also known as the viet-cong. How the viet cong (vc) and north vietnamese army (nva) won the vietnam war 2512 words 11 pages the north vietnamese communist leadership's ability to reassess and adapt during the vietnam war was reflected in how well they combined guerilla and conventional operations to achieve their strategic goal of unifying vietnam under communist rule. Insurgency, counterinsurgency, and the marines in vietnam guerrilla warfare he recognizes the importance of the formula to defeat the viet cong but for. During the vietnam war, the viet cong acted as the military arm of the national liberation front (nlf), a communist-leaning political organization created to overthrow the democratic government of south vietnam although the viet cong were outnumbered by and lacked the fire and air power of the. The viet cong were organized into three levels: regular forces operating under the command of the southern communist leadership, full time guerrillas organized into companies serving under provincial leadership and finally, a part time self-defense militia, composed of units organized into squads and platoons used primarily for village defense.
Viet cong infrastructure and their vc guerrilla forces were largely defeated by early 1970 leaving little option for the northern communists but to pursue a conventional military strategy. Don't forget china's role in the vietnam war the third generation of guerrilla warfare warfare: from the vietminh to the viet cong new york. Viet cong and pavn strategy, organization and structure guerrilla warfare in the north as the viet minh did with the french, or other countermeasures by the. When fighting in vietnam, american soldiers a used guerrilla warfare tactics to confuse the viet cong b des get the answers you need, now.
The _____ were the communist guerrilla fighters in south vietnam during the vietnam war a north vietnamese regulars b viet cong c hi chi minh fighters d contras. Primarily conducted by the vc (viet cong) in south vietnam small unit hit and run attacks at key targets a type of warfare conducted in south vietnam involving special warfare troops (advisory. Agent orange was a powerful herbicide used by us military forces during the vietnam war to eliminate forest cover and crops for north vietnamese and viet cong troops. How the battle of the ia drang valley changed the course of the vietnam war only through guerrilla war and political struggle could communist forces in the south disrupt saigon's.
Since diem had alienated many south vietnamese during his tenure, communist sympathizers in south vietnam established the national liberation front (nlf), also known as the viet cong, in 1960 to use guerrilla warfare against the south vietnamese. The viet cong had their first victory of the vietnam war at the battle of ap bac in january 1963, which was followed by the overthrow of ngo dinh diem and an increasingly less stable south vietnam #viet cong #viet minh #vietnam #vietnamese #vietnam war #ho chi minh #vo nguyen giap #nva #sva #pavn #arvn #tet offensive #guerrilla warfare. Guerrilla warfare was also adopted in response to the military might and the sophisticated weaponry of the us and arvn (army of the republic of vietnam) tactics implored to combat this included a 300 kilometre intricate network of underground tunnels built by the viet cong and the nlf which housed food and weapon supplies, hospitals and.
What were north vietnamese tactics viet cong establishment the nlf applied guerrilla warfare all over south vietnam guerilla was an unusual style of. Cartoon: vietnam war, 1964 stick 'em up cartoon comment on the difficulties posed by viet cong guerrilla warfare to the american military, embodied by president lyndon johnson and his atomic arsenal, during the vietnam war. Us forces killed 2000 viet cong for the loss of 300 troops (they were heavily outnumbered and outgunned by the south vietnamese and their us allies and no match for them in open warfare ho chi decided the only way he could beat these superior forces was by guerrilla tactics.
The viet cong (vietnamese: việt cộng, listen ), or national liberation front (nlf), was a political organization and army in south vietnam and cambodia that fought the united states and south vietnamese governments during the vietnam war (1959-1975. Cbs news correspondent morley safer and his colleagues had followed marines into a hamlet named cam ne, which was allegedly infested with the communist guerrilla fighters known as the viet cong. Photo credit nasa / goddard space flight center / reto stöckli by: dustin shuey, jonah kitko and hannah winchester guerrilla warfare of the vietcong the vietcong the vietcong, located in north vietnam, is short for viet nam cong san which means-vietnamese communist the vietcong were also known.