December 1972 Air Defence Campaign, a landmark of the Vietnamese people’s art of air defence warfare

December 1972 Air Defence Campaign, a landmark of the Vietnamese people’s art of air defence warfare

Monday, December 27, 2021, 10:05 (GMT+7)
In December 1972, under the leadership of the Party, the Northern military and people defeated the US Operation Linebacker II, making the “Dien Bien Phu in the air” victory, compelling the US to sign the Paris Peace Accords and withdraw its troops from Viet Nam. The victory was resulted from many factors, especially the Vietnam people’s art of air defence warfare in Ho Chi Minh era

Establishment of air defence posture in modern warfare

Establishment of air defence posture in modern warfare

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 16:25 (GMT+7)
Rapid development of science and technology, especially of military science and technology, has and will result in many types of modern aerial weapons and equipment with high precision and lethality such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and hypersonic weapons. Drastic economic growth and rapid urbanisation result in deformation of natural terrain, exerting a tremendous impact on air defence posture.

Fostering unity and combat coordination between the People’s Army and the People’s Public Security in the defence-security and Homeland protection task

Fostering unity and combat coordination between the People’s Army and the People’s Public Security in the defence-security and Homeland protection task

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 07:58 (GMT+7)
Being imbued with his teachings, over the past 75 years, in any circumstance, the People’s Army and the People’s Public Security have always stood shoulder to shoulder with each other to successfully fulfil the defence-security task. Solidarity and combat coordination have become a glorious tradition and valuable lesson of the two forces, acting as a determinant to creating the synergy for liberating the country, constructing and defending the Socialist Vietnamese Homeland

The VPA and the task of building all-people national defence posture

The VPA and the task of building all-people national defence posture

Monday, December 16, 2019, 07:56 (GMT+7)
Imbued with the tradition of nation building and protection, in the Declaration of Independence on September 2nd, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh called on the entire Vietnamese people to determinedly mobilize all their physical and mental strength and sacrifice their lives and property in order to safeguard the national independence and liberty. That is the ideology and guideline on building the all-people national defence posture to protect the Fatherland. The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) plays a pivotal role in this crucial task

Southern soldiers and people shared the brunt of U.S. imperialism aggression with the North during the Air Defence Campaign in late 1972

Southern soldiers and people shared the brunt of U.S. imperialism aggression with the North during the Air Defence Campaign in late 1972

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 14:20 (GMT+7)
Late 1972, the U.S. conducted a destructive strategic bombing campaign against the North to reverse the grave situation and force our Government into accepting the terms and conditions favourable for them at Paris Peace Talks

Logistics work in the Air Defence Campaign in December, 1972

Logistics work in the Air Defence Campaign in December, 1972

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 17:29 (GMT+7)
In late December, 1972, the Air Defence – Air Force along with Northern armed forces and people launched the Air Defence Campaign intended to defeat the U.S. strategic airborne raid, which was mostly carried out by B-52 strategic bombers, on Hanoi, Hai Phong and their adjacent provinces, recording a landslide victory - “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air”. The victory of the campaign resulted from the combination of factors, including great contribution of logistics assurance

Healthcare Sector in "Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air" and lessons learned for provision of healthcare in national building and defence today

Healthcare Sector in “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air” and lessons learned for provision of healthcare in national building and defence today

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 08:10 (GMT+7)
The epic story “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air” in December 1972 represents a symbol of revolutionary heroism and Vietnam’s will and intelligence in the war of resistance against American imperialists. Under the Party and State’s leadership and close coordination with ministries and branches at central and local levels, the Healthcare Sector brought into play its strength to overcome difficulties, together with people and military forces in the North made a vital contribution to defeating U.S. air raid, and left many lessons in the provision of healthcare in national building and defence today

Division No. 361 promotes its tradition, increases the quality of training and combat readiness for firmly safeguarding Hanoi capital city’s sky

Division No. 361 promotes its tradition, increases the quality of training and combat readiness for firmly safeguarding Hanoi capital city’s sky

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 15:15 (GMT+7)
45 years ago, in late December, 1972, under the leadership of the Party, northern armed forces and people, with Air Defence-Air Force Service as the core, launched the Air Defence Campaign to defeat the American B52 strategic air strike on Hanoi, Hai Phong, and some other northern provinces. As part of the Air Defence-Air Force Service, Division No. 361 - Hanoi Air Defence Unit (hereafter the Division) was designated to be a key force in direct charge of shooting down B52 aircraft and safeguarding Hanoi Capital City

"Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air" Victory and the building of Air and Air Defence troops’ political will today

“Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air” Victory and the building of Air and Air Defence troops’ political will today

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 16:02 (GMT+7)
The Victory of “Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air” of the Northern military and people, with the Air and Air Defence troops as the core force, forever represents the symbol of Vietnam’s brainpower and willpower as well as the great epic of revolutionary heroism in the new era. That victory also provides us with valuable lessons on building Air and Air Defence troops’ political will and combat morale at present

Upholding "Ha Noi - Dien Bien Phu in the air" Victory in the current cause of defending the Homeland

Upholding “Ha Noi - Dien Bien Phu in the air” Victory in the current cause of defending the Homeland

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 17:03 (GMT+7)
Over the course of the great national anti-American resistance war, under the leadership of the Party and beloved Uncle Ho, our armed forces and people launched significant battles and gained huge victories, thereby creating a turning point in the resistance war, placing the enemy at a strategic disadvantage and inflicting a complete defeat on them, as evidenced by the Air Defence Campaign in late December, 1972 intended to defeat the B52 strategic air strike on Ha Noi, Hai Phong, and some other northern provinces by the American imperialists

President Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam revolutionary press
President Ho Chi Minh’s journalistic views and career are very valuable guidelines for the development of the Vietnamese press today, especially when the country is developing the socialist-oriented market economy and undergoing globalisation and international integration.