This is coolbert:
From the Isegoria web site some extracts with commentary.
Militia elements, irregular troops during the First Indo-China war, fighting not necessarily with the French but rather against the Viet Minh. AND SUCCESSFUL IN A MANNER THE FRENCH NEVER WERE!
1. "Mass mysticism, moving with modern arms"
"As Hilaire du Berrier explains in Background to Betrayal, Vietnam had a number of factions vying for power, not just Communists and anti-Communists. The Cao Dai sect stands out "
2. "A Vietnamese Robin Hood"
"After Japan’s defeat at the end of World War II, France tried to reassert its dominance over Vietnam, while Ho Chi Minh‘s Communist forces fought for independence from the imperialist colonialists, but — as Hilaire du Berrier explains in Background to Betrayal — it wasn’t really that simple. There were many other factions. One of the more interesting factions was the Binh Xuyen"
Cao Dai and Binh Xuyen ruthless in the extreme. Using means and methods cruel and harsh but undeniably effective. Cao Dai and Binh Xuyen can even be seen as models for the Phoenix Program of the Second Indo-China War?