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The Gulf of Tonkin

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The Gulf of Tonkin
The incident of 'the Gulf of Tonkin' refers to two connected skirmishes off the coast of North Vietnam which have long been shrouded in mystery, and the circumstances of which are still subject to doubt and controversy. See how the report of an attack on US Destroyer Maddox led to a second, disputed report of an attack, and how this in turn was instrumental in passing the Southeast Asia Resolution, meaning that US forces could be deployed here by President Lyndon B Johnson without a declaration of war from Congress. Learn how the response to alleged events set a pattern for military responses from the US, and how the President was given powers to wage war, without declaring war, based on events that may never have happened.moreless
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