A look back at 60 years of the Liberation Army of South Vietnam

A look back at 60 years of the Liberation Army of South Vietnam

Friday, February 26, 2021, 09:24 (GMT+7)
The Liberation Army of South Vietnam (LASV) was founded in the early stage of our resistance war against the U.S. imperialists, for national salvation, which expressed our Party’s creativity in the building of the revolutionary armed forces. Under the Party’s leadership, the LASV was unceasingly developed to cooperate with our military and people across the country in completely liberating the South and unifying the country

Division 320 improves its overall quality and combat strength

Division 320 improves its overall quality and combat strength

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 13:56 (GMT+7)
Promoting the patriotic tradition of our country and being sheltered by the Inter-Zone 3’s troops and people, the Division’s cadres and soldiers overcame an array of difficulties and challenges to continuously achieve resounding feats of arms on the battlefields from the Northern Delta to the Northwest mountainous region

Promoting tradition, building the Commando’s Staff Department on a par with requirements and tasks

Promoting tradition, building the Commando’s Staff Department on a par with requirements and tasks

Sunday, December 27, 2020, 21:38 (GMT+7)
Inheriting the traditional fighting style and forte of the Commando, the Staff Department has actively researched and summarised the theory and practice to advise and propose new, suitable, effective ways of fighting to neutralise the conspiracies and tricks of the hostile forces in new battlefield conditions, at sea, and on islands.

Truong Son Strategic Transportation Line - Ho Chi Minh Trail - a shining symbol of willpower and aspirations for national independence, freedom and unification

Truong Son Strategic Transportation Line - Ho Chi Minh Trail - a shining symbol of willpower and aspirations for national independence, freedom and unification

Monday, May 13, 2019, 21:41 (GMT+7)
60 years ago, under the Politburo’s Directive on opening a secret route along the Truong Son Mountain Range to support the revolution in the South, on President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday (May 19th 1959), the General Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defence (MND) decided to establish a Special Military Group (known as the Group 559) tasked with opening a trail to the South along the Truong Son Range and transporting military supplies and staff members to the Southern battlefield

The art of conducting raids during the Tay Ninh – Binh Long Campaign 1968

The art of conducting raids during the Tay Ninh – Binh Long Campaign 1968

Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 06:47 (GMT+7)
As the 3rd phase of the 1968 Tet General Offensive and Uprising, the Tay Ninh – Binh Long Campaign acted as a breakthrough that contributed to making changes in the situation of the vicinity of Saigon and pushing the US-Saigon troops into passivity. This Campaign has given us valuable lessons, including the art of conducting raids

The art of organizing and using forces in the Route 9 – Khe Sanh Offensive Campaign, Spring - Summer 1968

The art of organizing and using forces in the Route 9 – Khe Sanh Offensive Campaign, Spring - Summer 1968

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 07:11 (GMT+7)
In late 1967, being overwhelmed across the South’s battlefield by our forces, the US – puppet forces fell into passivity strategically, shifted towards key areas including strategic defensive line of Route 9 – Khe Sanh in a bid to prevent our strategic transportation line from the North to the South. To do so, in the area, the enemy built a system of strong fortifications and deployed 45,000 troops, including 28,000 US troops and a great deal of modern weapons and technical equipment and the utmost firepower support

Applying experience from the 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising to the building of political base in Danang

Applying experience from the 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising to the building of political base in Danang

Friday, January 26, 2018, 16:50 (GMT+7)
Spring 1968, under the guidance of the Politburo, 5th Regional Party Committee’s Standing Board decided to choose Danang to be the main area of operation in the upcoming General Offensive and Uprising. That said, Danang Special Zone Party Committee introduced Quang Trung Resolution (the name implied that the offensive would be swift like Quang Trung’s strikes) to its subordinate units

The role of the special elite force in 1968 Tet General Offensive and Uprising and Comando force development in new era

The role of the special elite force in 1968 Tet General Offensive and Uprising and Comando force development in new era

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 16:39 (GMT+7)
In the 1968 Tet General Offensive and Uprising, our Party utilized various forces, among which, an exceptionally qualified force played a critical role, which was to paralysed the Command Center of the enemy, making a tremendous contribution to our general victory. Applying the lessons to the development of a powerful and modern commando force is an urgent need at present

The 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising – the unity of people’s will and the Party’s commitment

The 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising – the unity of people’s will and the Party’s commitment

Monday, January 15, 2018, 21:23 (GMT+7)
From mid-1965, after its strategy of “special warfare” was basically defeated, the U.S. leadership had to shift its policy to “local warfare” with the deployment of massive U.S. expeditionary forces into South Vietnam. In this new phase of the war, U.S Command combined “search and destroy” actions with “rural pacification” activities and declared that the People’s Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam would be completely annihilated in just 18 months

It is impossible to distort or deny the stature, meaning and value of the Victory Day, April 30, 1975
At 11:30 a.m. on April 30, 1975, the flag of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam fluttered on the roof of the Independence Palace, marking a sacred moment for the Vietnamese people, gloriously ending the resistance war against the US for national salvation which lasted for 21 years (1954 - 1975). Since then, April 30 has become the official holiday of the Vietnamese people, named the Victory Day, or the Reunification Day