Who was the Vietnames communist or Vietcong commanded by?
US Special Forces (Green Berets)/US Advisers may have known some of the names of the VC commanders, but as a rule, US Regulars fought the VC by unit size. Very seldom did US/Allied conventional forces (regulars) obtain unit numbers & commanders names of VC units. The battalion intelligence section may have known, but that information was seldom communicated down to the enlisted man level.
When engaging NVA units, the matter was simplified. As with US Forces, the NVA had their unit sewn onto their fatiques. So all we had to do was surgically remove that cloth portion of the fatique shirt and give it to the intelligence shop. If the Intel officer was a real "stickler for information", sometimes we'd have to go back to the NVA body and remove the complete fatique shirt to hand over to the intell officer.
Those were definite "no, no's", returning to a battle scene. Perfect way to get shot by a bunch of angry friend's of the enemy KIA. After some of those experiences, "WHOLE" uniforms were often brought to the Intel Officer; no more second trips!
The Intel Officer can now identifiy the NVA unit, and it's commander. VC unit's seldom, IF EVER, wore army uniforms. They were guerillas. The NVA were regular soldiers, like us (drafted too!).
What year did John F. Kennedy order more help for the South Vietnames government in its war against Vietcong guerrillas?
The Vietnamese Communists, or Vietcong, were the military branch of the National Liberation Front (NLF), and were commanded by the Central Office for South Vietnam, which was located near the Cambodian border. For arms, ammunition and special equipment, the Vietcong depended on the Ho Chi Minh trail.
The "Vietcong" lead by Ho Chi Minh were the leaders of North Vietnam during the war and they were communist. Vietnam was divided into the North and the South before the war, they were basically two separate countries, but the Vietcong aimed to take over the South and turn it communist. The Americans were allies of the South as they hated communism and wanted to stamp it out.
The Tet Offensive was the largest blow to the Johnson's Vietnam "Police policy". The Vietcong along with the North Vietnamese Communist Army laid low for a while. Just as Generals thought they had eliminated all of the Vietcong in South Vietnam. The Vietcong and the N. Vietnamese army launched a large offensive on several key cities including Saigon. Although in a weeks time the American troops were able to re-claim all of the recently captured…
Well i would say that before the war they were both together but when the communist came in the area the north and the south Vietnam became two. the south was anti-communist and north Vietnam was communist. then there were the war which the North (vietcong) won. A few years after the Vietnam war, the north and the south Vietnam became one and is now today basically called VIETNAM.
To take over South Vietnam spreading Communist rule. The Vietcong was South Vietnamese group who's main concern was the expulsion of outside forces (mainly USA). They themselves were not concerned with political rule, but wanted to create an environment in which the North Vietnamese forces (North Vietnamese Army and the Vietminh) could establish a communist state.
The communist North Vietnamese and the Capitalist South Vietnamese did not agree with eachother's form of government. The communist North Vietnamese, backed and supplied by Russia, invaded South Vietnam with the help of militia groups called the Vietcong, attempting to make the whole country communist. The South Vietnamese, supplied and supported by the US, fought back against the North Vietnamese but were eventually defeated after US troops were taken out of Vietnam in 1975.
typically a vietcong soldier had undying loyalty to his cause and he would never surender and he would sooner die then let the U.S prevail. The reason behind this is because unlike the NVA who forced most of their army into service the vietcong was a seperate militia that was not apart of the NVA conventional millitary. The vietcong wasn't much differnt then the insurgents in the middle east today. They were mostly radicals who…