Vietnam War Dictionary

National Liberation Front

The National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam was established in December 1960 with the aim of overthrowing Diem’s government. It proclaimed itself to be an independent organisation in the hope of gaining support in Vietnam and the West, but was in fact founded by members of North Vietnam’s Lao Dong (Communist) Party. Unlike the People’s Revolutionary Party, the NLF did include some non-Communists in its membership.

See COSVN, People's Liberation Armed Forces (Viet Cong), Provisional Revolutionary Government, VCI