Call on apolitical military out of tune with reality

Forces hostile to the Vietnamese revolution have been trying to promote the so-called peaceful evolution in a bid to undermine the socialist regime, with one of their ploys being the call for “depoliticising the army” which is the core force safeguarding the achievements of proletarian revolution in the country.

Apolitical military – groundless claim

Associate Prof Dr Nguyen Ngoc Hoi, former editor-in-chief of the All People Defence Magazine, has emphasised the need to build a politically strong army and dismissed the view on apolitical military as a groundless claim in a recent article.

In the article, he pointed out that the concept of “apolitical military” has appeared for long time and is used by opposition parties in multi-party countries to limit the military’s intervention in political fights.