On august 4, 1964, president lyndon johnson announced that two days earlier, us ships in the gulf of tonkin had been attacked by the north vietnamese. The gulf of tonkin incident is the most notorious false flag in american history it resulted in the death of millions of people declassified documents reveal the north vietnamese did not attack the united states on august 4, 1964 in fact, the cia, through its south vietnamese proxy, invaded north. The following is a first person account of the events over the gulf of tonkin on aug 4, 1964 another view of the gulf of tonkin incident can be found in the august, 2010 issue of proceedings at approximately 0355 on the morning of aug 4, 1964 in the south china sea, the aircraft carrier [. Read an excerpt from daniel ellsberg's memoir secrets in which he describes the gulf of tonkin incident which occurred on his first full day working in the pentagon in 1964. Gulf of tonkin index for the release of information on 11/30/2005 and 05/30/2006. Start studying unit 5 apush terms learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search create log in sign up log in sign up 1964 in direct response to a minor naval engagement known as the gulf of tonkin incident.
President johnson used an alleged attack by north vietnamese gun boats on us destroyers in the gulf of tonkin to greatly escalate the american war in vietn. The history being taught to most students today, from grade school to college, is a a pack full of malicious lies something you won't learn about in any government-controlled classroom is the truth about the gulf of tonkin incident, which took place in 1964, and was used to go to war against. The august 1964 passage of the tonkin gulf resolution was a pivotal moment in the escalation of the vietnam war but what was the incident that provoked its passage. The gulf of tonkin attack on august 2, 1964 and another many believed to take place on august 4 led to an escalation of us involvement in the vietnam war the uss maddox was patrolling the gulf of tonkin, situated between north vietnam and china, collecting intelligence in international waters.
Gulf of tonkin - a secret report reveals how easily soldiers, spies and politicians can jump to a conclusion and plunge the country into war. The gulf of tonkin incident, 40 years later flawed intelligence and the decision for war in vietnam signals intercepts, cited at time, prove only august 2nd battle, not august 4. August 3, 1964: president johnson discusses an incident in the gulf of tonkin with defense secretary robert s mcnamara (in two conversations. The gulf of tonkin resolution was a plan proposed by president lyndon johnson and ratified overwhelmingly by both houses of congress that gave the president, as commander in chief, authorization to.
Gulf of tonkin incident august 4, 1964 my fellow americans: - as president and commander in chief, it is my duty to the american people to report that renewed hostile actions against united states ships on the high seas in the gulf of tonkin have today required me to order the military forces. Additional links back to the 1950s the gulf of tonkin incident as a result of the geneva accords of 1956, the nation of vietnam was officially partitioned along the seventeenth parallel into the communist democratic republic of vietnam in the north and the pro-west vietnamese government in. Questions about the gulf of tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years but once-classified documents and tapes released in the past several years, combined with previously uncovered facts, make clear that high government officials distorted facts and deceived the american public about.
Tonkin (vietnamese: b c k east of northern laos and west of the gulf of tonkin located in the fertile delta area of the red river, tonkin is rich in rice production. Gulf of tonkin resolution: in august 1964, a small military engagement off the coast of north vietnam helped escalate the involvement of the united states in vietnam the vietnam war would become the longest military engagement prior to the iraq and afghanistan wars.
The gulf of tonkin incident (or the uss maddox incident) is the name given to two separate confrontations involving north vietnam and the united states in the waters of the gulf of tonkin. Gulf of tonkin, hanoi, vietnam 133 likes 920 were here the gulf of tonkin is a body of water located off the coast of northern vietnam and southern.