Thirty years have elapsed since the end of the Việt Nam ( 30 April 1975). However, those who were imvolved in the war, either directly or indirectly, still sence its physical and psychological impacts. For the US, its aftermath have bought about " a Viet Nam syndrome" which obsesses the lives of many Americans. For Vietnam, its severe legacy can be removed only with the great efforts of numerous generations over decades.In such a context, this account of the war by Gen. Văn Tiến Dũng, former Chief of Staff of the Vietnam campaign, and later Minister of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, can be regarded as a memoir of brilliant exploits of the Vietnamese in defending national independence and freedom. It is also a historical lesson for all bellicose forces that want to wage unjust wars against other nations for their individual gain. " Humanity should live in peace and frienship for the sake of development". This is the message the Publisher wishes to convey to readers of this book....