This book focuses on military aspects of the war and attempts to provide insight by means of an analysis of Vietminh military doctrine, tactics, and organization as revealed during the 1945-1954 war in Indochina. It reveals the core of Communist revolutionary warfare.
0. Introduction 1. Vietminh Military Doctrine and the War 2. The Vietminh Military Organization 3. Personnel and Logistics 4. Operations and Tactics 5. Vietminh Reactions to French Tactics and Air Power 6. Postarmistice Military Developments 7. Conclusions