The National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, or NLF, was a Vietnam War-era nationalist guerrilla movement. They were considered a communist organization, but the government labelled them a terrorist group. The NLF was established in 1964 and was one of many anti-communist guerilla groups fighting the U.S. and South Vietnam. After the war ended, the U.S. negotiated the Paris Peace Accords in 1973.
The United States officially withdrew forces from South Vietnam in 1973, ending the fighting that began in 1965. U.S. troops were finally allowed to leave in 1975, officially ending the war on 30 June 1975. During that time, the U.S. became the first and only nation to officially use chemical warfare in the war. After the Vietnam War, the country adopted the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act which provided benefits and services to former military personnel. According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study, more than 400,000 Vietnam veterans were homeless at the end of 1968. By 1973, there were over 2 million. d2c66b5586