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Book made in Vietnam, 1966, by Foreign Langauges Publishing House Hanoi.
Van Tien Dung (1917-2002), born Co Nhue commune, Từ Liêm District, Hanoi, was a Vietnamese general in the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN), PAVN chief of staff (1954–74); PAVN commander in chief (1974–80); member of the Central Military–Party Committee (CMPC) (1984–86) and Socialist Republic of Vietnam defense minister (1980–87).
He commanded the vital Tri-Thien-Hue Front during the 1972 Easter Offensive, replacing his mentor as PAVN commander in chief in 1974, when the Vietnam War against the Americans and South Vietnamese evolved from a guerrilla struggle to more conventional forms.
Dung planned and commanded the 1975 spring offensive, the final PAVN offensive that defeated South Vietnamese defenses and captured Saigon in 1975. He also directed Vietnam’s invasion of Khmer Rouge Cambodia and the resulting border conflict with the People’s Republic of China in 1979. He was appointed defence minister in 1980. He retired in December 1986 at the 6th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.