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But now that we're there, let's win – or get out." This prompted the administration to launch a so-called "Success Offensive", a concerted effort to alter the widespread public perception that the war had reached a stalemate and to convince the American people that the administration's policies were succeeding.
Under the leadership of National Security Advisor Walt W. C., for what was billed as a "high level policy review".
They felt that a return to guerrilla tactics was more appropriate since the U. The Americans could only be worn down in a war of wills during a period of "fighting while talking".
During 1967 things had become so bad on the battlefield that Lê Duẩn ordered Thanh to incorporate aspects of protracted guerrilla warfare into his strategy.
At an address at the National Press Club on 21 November he reported that, as of the end of 1967, the communists were "unable to mount a major offensive ...
I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing...
The offensive was the largest military operation conducted by either side up to that point in the war.This group was led by Communist Party First Secretary Lê Duẩn and Lê Đức Thọ (no relation).From the early-to-mid-1960s, the militants had dictated the direction of the war in South Vietnam.General Nguyễn Chí Thanh the head of Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN), headquarters for the South, was another prominent militant.The followers of the Chinese line centered their strategy against the US and its allies on large-scale, main force actions rather than the protracted guerrilla war espoused by Mao Zedong.