Insurgent Organization and Operations

A Case Study of the Viet Cong in the Delta, 1964-1966

by Mary E. Anderson, Michael E. Arnsten, Harvey A. Averch

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Analyzes the decisionmaking and operating procedures of the Viet Cong in Dinh Tuong province, 1964-1966. Viet Cong organization emphasizes learning, adaptation, and analysis of the enemy’s behavior patterns; in operations, meticulous attention is given to small details. Viet Cong units fight at times and places of their own choice. Intelligence and reconnaissance, and a properly distributed labor and food supply are provided by the civilian organizations that control the population in the hamlets and villages.

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