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Viet Cong WarFare. By: Amber Herrington Mr. Chiumento Humanities English II/Period 1 June 11, 2012. The Viet Cong Secrets. The North Vietnamese needed a secret and efficient way to transport their goods ( qtd . In Rickman , Barney J., III).

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Viet cong warfare

Viet Cong WarFare

By: Amber Herrington

Mr. Chiumento

Humanities English II/Period 1

June 11, 2012

The viet cong secrets
The Viet Cong Secrets

  • The North Vietnamese needed a secret and efficient way to transport their goods (qtd. In Rickman, Barney J., III).

    -This was the Ho Chi Minh Trail that stretched across the eastern Laos and Cambodia into Southern Vietnam. It was a series of paths in the jungle (qtd. In Rickman, Barney J., III).

Surprise attacks from the viet cong
Surprise Attacks from the Viet Cong

  • Viet Cong Surprised attacked the ARVN/U.S. army whenever possible (qtd. in TetOffensive).

    -For Example:

    The TetOffensive had more casualties for them; however, they put a hug shock in their enemy’s eyes. Almost were successful (qtd. In TetOffensive).

Viet cong s platoons
Viet Cong's platoons

  • The experienced soldiers that fought for the Viet Cong full time and uniformed preformed more large scale offensives (qtd. In Guerilla Tactics).

  • The less experienced, less organized groups did lesser offensives; however, the two would unite if the mission was critical (qtd. In Guerilla Tactics).

    -If the enemy became to great, everyone would fall back (qtd. In Guerilla Tactics).

Guerrilla attacks
Guerrilla Attacks

  • The Viet Cong had sneaky guerrilla attacks. They would try to make their attacks silently (Walter, Cronkite).

  • They murdered the guards first and worked their way through the U.S. embassy during the Tetoffensive (Walter, Cronkite).

Viet cong weapon
Viet Cong Weapon

  • The Viet Con had “an m16” (Walter, Cronkite).

    • The m16 was used by a Viet Cong raiding a house at the U.S. embassy.

Ho chi minh trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail

  • These series of paths transported the needed “arms, ammunition, and special equipment”(qtd. In Guerilla Tactics).

Viet cong weapons
Viet Cong Weapons

  • The Viet Cong “were armed with Chinese versions of the Russian AK-47 submachine gun” (qtd. In Guerilla Tactics).

Being hidden from the enemy
Being Hidden From The Enemy

  • “Hiding the base areas had always been a high priority for the Viet Cong” (qtd. In Guerilla Tactics). -- -The Americans had spotter planes that could easily find and destroy the Viet Cong’s bases.

  • The Viet Cong hid the bases “in swamp remote swamps or forests” (qtd. in Guerilla Tactics).

Thesis statement
Thesis Statement

  • The Guerrilla Warfare that the Viet Cong used against the U.S. & ARVN troop was very successful in their fight to turn all of Vietnam communists.

    • They did eventually tire U.S. troops and over power the ARVN and turn all of Vietnam communist.

Viet cong vs u s
Viet Cong vs. U.S.

  • Viet Cong eventually wore out America’[s resources.

    • Nixon made the policy of Vietnamization because of this.

Viet cong s tunnels
Viet Cong’s tunnels

  • The tunnels hid the Viet Cong and help their ambush tactics.

    • They had home field advantage which made the ambush and surprise attacks easier.

Viet cong s determination
Viet Cong’s determination

  • The Viet Cong’s tactics were very brutal and costs them many lives.

    • Their soldiers moral was higher than the American and ARVN troops because they were fighting for their freedom from foreign rule.

Viet cong weapons1
Viet Cong Weapons

  • The Viet Cong usually had home made weapons and traps (punji sticks).

    • If the trap didn’t kill them, the feces or other poisons covered on the trap would infect and kill the victim.

The viet cong s success
The Viet Cong’s Success

  • The Viet Cong had success in destroying U.S. army’s resources.

    • Rocket propelled grenades and recoilless rifles could destroy armored vehicle or bunkers.

The viet cong s success1
The Viet Cong’s Success

  • The Viet Cong always snuck into U.S. Army bases.

    -by the tunnels they made for themselves or small entrances they made into U.S. army bases.

The hidden viet cong
The Hidden Viet Cong

  • Viet Cong camouflaged themselves well with the South Vietnamese

    • The U.S./ARVN troops wouldn’t know the difference between the Viet Cong or the North Vietnamese victims of this wars.

Works cited
Works Cited

  • "Guerilla Tactics: An Overview." Battlefield:Vietnam., n.d. Web. 5 Jun 2012. <>.

  • Rickman, Barney J., III. "Vietnam War: Shifting Alliances: Need To Know." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 6 June 2012.

  • "Tet Offensive." American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 1 June 2012

  • Walter, Cronkite, perf. Tet Offensive part 1. CBS Evening News, 1968. Film.