Who did the Viet Cong target?
On this day in 1968, as part of the Tet Offensive, a squad of Viet Cong guerillas attacks the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. The soldiers seized the embassy and held it for six hours until an assault force of U.S. paratroopers landed by helicopter on the building’s roof and routed the Viet Cong.
Who were the Viet Cong quizlet?
Who were the Vietcong? South Vietnamese Communists who fought against the government of South Vietnam in the Vietnam War (they were helped by the North Vietnamese).
Why did the Viet Cong win the Vietnam War?
They were extremely successful because they had very good and vital knowledge of the forests and jungles and were able to protect their supplies from damage by using the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
What was a goal of the VC when they attacked Saigon?
In the case of the 273rd VC Regiment’s attack at Loc Ninh, captured enemy documents later revealed that the purpose of that battle had been to give the Viet Cong experience in conventional attack formations. The Communist military leadership used the 1967 Christmas cease-fire to good advantage.