Vietcong


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Vietcong

 

(abbreviation of Vietnam Cong San, Vietnamese Communist), a term used by the bourgeois press to refer to the political and public figures of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the South Vietnamese partisans and, since the late 1960’s, all anti-imperialist forces in Indochina.

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Further, if Johnson thought bombing the North would hamper Hanoi's ability to support the Vietcong in the South, he was misguided.
Surprisingly, Phong admits that, although he worked for the South Vietnamese government during the war, Phong, who now lives in California, had always been a Vietcong operative.
Regrettably, few armed forces have ever been so woefully misunderstood, and aspects of their military campaign so neglected, as the Vietcong and the 'big unit' war they waged against the U.
soldiers and the Vietcong, in order to inform Mai of events relevant to her family's past in Vietnam.
not being against Hanoi or merely about stopping the Vietcong from bothering rural peasants.
This is reminiscent of how the Vietcong were fighting in South Vietnam when the actual leadership was in Hanoi in North Vietnam, with Ho Chi Minh at the helm.
His family maintained he could have survived the crash and said they had documents proving that Robertson had been held in a Vietcong prison.
Such a position, however, depersonalized the Third World, since unlike the real connections with foreign students earlier in the decade, SDS members knew no Vietcong fighters.
Hundreds of planes took off every day from the base, including many that sprayed the toxic defoliant Agent Orange over nearby jungles to destroy the vegetation that provided cover to Vietcong fighters and North Vietnamese troops.
Bornholm Museum revealed the important discovery, noting that an amateur scientist found 157 Arab and Persian coins made of silver in different Arab regions, Denmark's biggest discovery in terms of number of Arab coins going back to the Vietcong era going back to 854 B.
The Mekong Delta south of Saigon, home to about half of the country's population and producer of most of its agricultural products, had been largely in Vietcong hands in 1965.