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During the Vietnam War, the US strategy was "Attritition". This involved the tactics of "Search and Destroy", which was accompanied by the procedure of "counting enemy bodies", which resulted in the term, "body count".

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the vietnemese used querilla tactics including booby traps and hit and run fighting.

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Guerrilla insurgency / war of attrition

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Q: What kind of tactics did Vietnam use in the war against the Americans?
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What were the vietcong tactics during the Vietnam war?

The Viet Cong's used Gorilla Warfare during the Vietnam War because with there landscape and territory that we had to fight in was so thick and full of trees and bushes that guns did not work because if you shot it you might hit a tree and they knew that hand to hand combat and setting up traps for the Americans or who ever else would walk into it, was the only way to sesesfully kill the Americans or anybody else and they were right. Hand to hand combat was rarely used by either sides during the Vietnam war. The General in command of US Forces in Vietnam once said that the US troops weren't familiar with the landscape and that it was 'A kind of trial and error'. This meant that they did not have an idea of what the war would be like and with too much confidence in the Amercian soldiers, 'The mere presence of US Forces would force them into quitting' (Philip Caputo, US Marine), the use of Guerilla tactics by the NLF Fighters or Vietcong, were far more effective than the tactics used by the US. Spike pits and underground tunnels, along with attack and disperse techniques were a major contribution to why the US was beaten. As a desperate solution, the US forces executed 'zippo raids' and used chemical weapons to try and wipe out the Vietcong, but as they did not wear a uniform, they were hard to identify and looked like 'villagers with guns'. Many civilians were killed by this technique, and also with massacres. Ultimately, the South Vietnamese support of the Amercians was lost and they began to supoprt North Vietnamese communist fighters, or the Vietcong. :)

What kind of money does Vietnam use?

During the war the south used French "P's" (Piasters).

What kind of warfare were the troops engaged in?

What troops would you mean and what war? Right now in Afghanistan or what? If it is Afghanistan then it would be Terrorism. It started with 9/11 and is being withdrawn from it now. So if this is your answer, your welcome. :) -A CookieMan`

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Vietnam is rapidly becoming an industrialized nation. They have every kind of transportation you can think of.

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i think democracy hahah...

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democratic GiOsItO

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