Cold War Files: All Units: Events: 20 Divisions Set to Invade South Vietnam

January 8, 1975
20 Divisions Set to Invade South Vietnam

NVA general staff plan for the invasion of South Vietnam by 20 divisions is approved by North Vietnam's Politburo. By now, the Soviet-supplied North Vietnamese Army is the fifth largest in the world. It anticipates a two year struggle for victory. But in reality, South Vietnam's forces will collapse in only 55 days.

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