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  • 1. What Weapons And Tactics Did The Vietcong Use During The Vietnam War? Alex Lee
  • 2. Vietcong
    • Vietcong (Vietnamese Communists)
      • The military branch of National Liberation Front (NLF)
        • Main force of Vietcong units were full-time uniformed soldiers
          • Used for large-scale offensives
          • Limited to their own districts
        • Local Vietcong Groups
          • Less Confident
          • Young Recruits motivated by idealism
          • Were taught minimum infantry training + Why they were fighting
  • 3. Weapons
    • Provided by China
      • AK-47’s
        • Used against Infantry
      • Light Machine Guns
        • Used against American helicopters
      • Rocket Propelled Grenades a.k.a. RPG’s
        • Used against tanks/bunkers
      • Mortars
        • Artillery
    • Provided by USA
      • Bombs that didn’t explode during air strikes (known as Duds) were used by Vietcong to create explosives
    • Traps
      • Hidden pits with sharp spikes
  • 4.
    • December 1965 – Ho Chi Minh ordered a change in how the war would be fought (Guerilla Warfare)
      • Vietcong would avoid battle unless they had the advantage
      • Increase in recruitment
      • Infiltrated Towns
        • Couldn’t tell which peasants were Vietcong and which weren’t
        • Organized the peasants in the towns they controlled
    Guerilla Warfare "The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue”
    • Guerilla Tactics
      • “ Hit and Run” Attacks/Ambushes
      • Hidden Headquarters
        • Jungles and under cities
        • Avoided American planes from bombing them
      • Tunnel System
        • Used to transport/supply troops
    • Mostly fought in rural areas
    • Main strategy of Guerilla Warfare is to wear-out your enemy in a long-drawn out war
  • 5. Works Cited
    • Information
      • Pathfinder  “Guerilla Tactics: An Overview” Public Broadcasting Station. PBS. 29 Oct 2008 < http:// www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/guerrilla/index.html >.
      • Griffith, Samuel. &quot;On Guerilla Warfare.&quot; Spartacus Educational . Spartacus. 29 Oct 2008 < http:// www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/VNguerrilla.htm >
      • &quot;Guerilla Warfare.&quot; Wikipedia . 2008. 29 Oct 2008 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerilla_warfare > (Vietnam Warfare)
    • Photos
      • Le Minh Truong @ National Geographic Society
      • National Archives and Records Adminstration (NARA)
      • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://files.uzitalk.com/images/usma/museum (Weapons)
      • http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/guerrilla/index.html (Tunnels)
      • http://tedandcourtneyseasia.blogspot.com/2007/08/cao-dai-temple-cu-chi-tunnels.html

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