This work examines the organisation, logistics, and tactics of the Viet Minh, whose insurgency ousted the French from Indochina. This new edition of a classic work outlines lessons from the 1950s that are relevant to today's conflicts, and focuses on a lesser-known phase of the Vietnam war, before U.S. involvement. It is part of the "PSI Classics in the Counterinsurgency Era" series. Before the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the Viet Minh led a successful guerrilla war to oust the French colonial power from their country. This volume was among the first major published analyses by an American expert on the insurgency in Indochina. In addition to tracing the Chinese influence on the Viet Minh cadres and the French military response, the book describes the organisation, logistics, and tactics of the communist movement. This new edition makes the lessons of the 1950s available to today's reader.