Came across a post about how Viet Cong guerrilla forces defeated the US in the Vietnam War. The official name was the National Liberation Front for South Vietnam & it actually embodied both guerrilla & regular army units under a single command structure. They had over 40 years of experience in fighting French colonialism.
Whatever accommodations the Vietnamese leadership has made to neoliberal economics, the monumental achievement by the Vietnamese people of defeating US militarism can never be honored enough. One of its political reverberations was called “the Vietnam Syndrome,” the popular opposition to US wars which lasted years & which media & the US Pentagon worked tirelessly to reverse.