Unformatted text preview: success of the communist movement. Redistributed land to peasants.-Vietnam Very strong charismatic leaders. Vietnamese communist forces showed high level of organization, skill, and belief in their cause. North Vietnam was mobilized for total war for the unification of all Vietnam under a common communist regime. Fighting a counter insurgency war makes it necessary to fight both politically for the people and against the guerillas themselves. You need to cut the support from the people to the Guerrillas. -Counter insurgency Johnson, domestic politics and US intervention (1964-65) Took over from Kennedy and inherited his foreign policy team, believed that they needed to win to prevent south Vietnam from falling to the communists. They would achieve this by preventing north Vietnam from being able to occupy south Vietnam....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course GOVT 444 taught by Professor Dueck during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.
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