The Battle of Saigon was the direct result of a well-planned terrorist attack that called for violent, widespread, and simultaneous military action throughout the city by Vietcong
units and their sympathizers.
The primary goal of the Phoenix program was to attack and dismantle the Vietcong
I remember one US journalist smiling and casually telling me we'd be fine unless the Vietcong
scored a direct hit.
The letters contained references to the Grim Reaper as 'a clear symbol of death', as well as disturbing 'warlike' and 'death orientated' mentions of Exocets and the Vietcong
Play either as a US or Vietcong
soldier, choose a weapon, map, number of enemies and difficulty then battle the clock for the best time.
But he was killed in action when a Vietcong
mortar hit his unit in 1967.
That night the outpost came under a Vietcong
mortar and infantry , attack which left Newlin wounded and his four comrades dead.
To me it feels like a 1970s Vietcong
hideout, albeit rather sanitised, evocative of a war-torn past.
News Reporter of the Year John Pilger wrote the "epitaph" of the Vietnam War as the last US civilians were airlifted from Saigon amid Vietcong
In both cases the local governments were not involved in negotiations with its foes the Vietcong
in case of Vietnam and the Taliban in case of Afghanistan.