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The gulf of tonkin incident is the event that made the united states declare war against north vietnam in 1964, an american destroyer in the gulf of tonkin was hit by a torpedo by north. The gulf of tonkin incident took place on aug 2 and 4, 1964, and helped lead to greater american involvement in the vietnam war these ptfs were manned by south vietnamese crews and conducted a series of coastal attacks against targets in north vietnam as part of operation 34a originally begun by. Free collection john s mccain pow cia-defense depart documents: gulf of tonkin incident documents - audio recordings - photos vietnam war: gulf of tonkin incident - gulf of tonkin resolution: department of defense files, cia files, department of state files, white house files, secret white house audio recordings.
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The incident in the gulf of tonkin led to america's open entry into the vietnam war the gulf of tonkin is off the coast of what was north vietnam preside. A summary of johnson and escalation: 1964-1966 in history sparknotes's the vietnam war (1945-1975) learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of the vietnam war (1945-1975) and what it means. Us planned before tonkin for war on north, files show actions against north vietnam after the august, 1964, gulf of tonkin breakthrough to more open us involvement in the fighting, the.
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Fifty years ago, a controversial confrontation in the gulf of tonkin between the united states and north vietnam forces set the stage for what eventually became us involvement in the vietnam war. Read the essential details about the gulf of tonkin in the vietnam war operation plan 34a involved the sending of asian mercenaries into north vietnam to carry out acts of sabotage and the kidnapping or killing of communist officials. The united states congress overwhelming approves the gulf of tonkin resolution, giving president lyndon b johnson nearly unlimited powers to oppose communist a series of events occurred.