By George K. Tanham
This quantity within the Praeger defense foreign (PSI) sequence Classics of the Counterinsurgency period used to be one of the first significant released analyses via an American professional at the insurgency in Indochina. as well as tracing the chinese language effect at the Vietminh cadres and the French army reaction, the booklet describes the association, logistics, and strategies of the communist stream. the writer, George Tanham, controlled the U.S. rural improvement application in South Vietnam and later served as specified assistant for counterinsurgency on the U.S. Embassy in Thailand through the mid-1960s. With a brand new foreword by means of Richard A. Shultz Jr.
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Extra resources for Communist Revolutionary Warfare: From the Vietminh to the Viet Cong (PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era)
Periodically, the Vietminh seemed to suffer shortages of man—power—an indication that their means of compulsion and persuasion were not wholly successful. ) Through their prisoners, the French also sought to discover the social composition of the Vietminh forces. The results of the inquiry showed that 46 per cent of the army was composed of peasants and laborers, with laborers in the majority. ) According to the prisoners, 48 per cent were petty ofﬁcials, and the remaining 6 per cent came from miscellaneous professions and trades.
But the long line of communications to the south and the apathetic or frankly unsympathetic attitude of much of the southern population made the task of the commander difﬁcult, and the separate command was abolished in 1952. Nguyen Binh, whom the French described as an able leader, had personal ambitions and apparently tried to engage in large-scale warfare before he had developed a popular base. The circumstances surrounding his death in 1950 remain somewhat obscure, but it is generally believed that he was liquidated.
The Viets attempted to organize the people of every village and group of villages into part-time semimilitarized workers for the Vietminh war effort. Although these people were neither in uniform nor actually part of the military forces, they were potential soldiers. Once they had been politically indoctrinated and had received some very rudimentary discipline, they graduated to the village guerrilla cell and from there to the regional forces. TRAINING Training varied not only in the three types of forces, but with the different echelons in each.
Communist Revolutionary Warfare: From the Vietminh to the Viet Cong (PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era) by George K. Tanham