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The 9th Infantry Division in VietnamUnparalleled and Unequaled$
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Ira A. Hunt

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126470

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.001.0001

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The General Offensive and General Uprising

The General Offensive and General Uprising

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(p.12) Chapter 2 The General Offensive and General Uprising
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The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam
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Ira A. Hunt

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0003

In 1967, the Communists assumed that the RVNAF and Allied Forces were weak and could be defeated so they abandoned their limited offensive tactics and adopted the concept of large battles, generally conducted by main force units. The Communists changed their tactics from company- and platoon-sized or smaller operations to battles conducted with multibattalion attacks. On December 10, 1967, at An Naut Tan, the 2/60 Infantry was attacked by the 2nd Independent Battalion supported by the 506th Battalion and the 5th Nha Be Battalion. Hanoi subsequently decided to implement the “General Offensive and General Uprising” plan of the war in 1967–1969. The offensive was to be conducted throughout South Vietnam in several phases by Viet Cong main force units. The Communists believed that with tactical victories, the people of South Vietnam would rally behind the Communist cause, thus leading to the overthrow of the government, the so-called General Uprising.

Keywords:   GVN, Saigon, Communists, South Vietnam, RVNAF military

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