Tonkin gulf resolution, in us history, congressional resolution passed in 1964 that authorized military action in southeast asia on aug 4, 1964, north vietnamese torpedo boats in the gulf of tonkin were alleged to have attacked without provocation us destroyers that were reporting intelligence information to south vietnam. 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 gulf of tonkin incident began on august 2, 1964, when an american ship, the uss maddox, was performing a radar sweep of the north vietnamese coastthe destroyer was attacked by north vietnamese torpedo patrol boats and the nearby uss ticonderoga carrier quickly sent out aircraft to help defend the maddox.
In private, johnson himself expressed doubts about the gulf of tonkin incident, reportedly telling a state department official that those dumb, stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish. The gulf of tonkin incident occurred in august 1964 north vietnamese warships purportedly attacked united states warships, the uss maddox and the uss c turner joy, on two separate occasions in the gulf of tonkin, a body of water neighboring modern-day vietnam. Gulf of tonkin incidents (1964)in 1964, under oplan (operations plan) 34a, the united states was sending small vessels with vietnamese crews into the gulf of tonkin on convert raids against the north vietnamese coast.
After the war, he openly admitted that there was never a second incident concerning the gulf of tonkin events: the fundamental issue of tonkin gulf involved not deception but, rather, misuse of power bestowed by the resolution. The gulf of tonkin incident: a very brief history dec 22, 2012 vietnam and the gulf of tonkin incident, newly declassified national security agency (nsa. A us army colonel has come out warning that neocons could use a false flag gulf of tonkin incident to drag america into war with iran.
The gulf of tonkin incident, 50 years ago after world war ii, france reoccupied its former colonies in southeast asia, only to be kicked out again by the forces of communist leader ho chi minh. The rest is tragic history our unquestioning chorus of agreeability when lyndon johnson bamboozled us with his fabrication of the gulf of tonkin incident. The gulf of tonkin incident , also known as the uss maddox incident, was a false flag, manufacturer tired incident intended to draw the us into the vietnam war it involved two separate confrontations involving north vietnam and the united states in the waters of the gulf of tonkin.
For most of the last five decades, it has been assumed that the tonkin gulf incident was a deception by lyndon johnson to justify war in vietnam but the us bombing of north vietnam on august 4. Historystategov 30 shell the gulf of tonkin incident and the subsequent gulf of tonkin resolution provided the justification for further us escalation of the. Template:infobox military conflict the gulf of tonkin incident, or the uss maddox incident, are the names given to two separate confrontations, one actual and one false, involving north vietnam and the united states in the waters of the gulf of tonkin.
A secondary school revision resource for gcse history about modern world history, vietnam and how the us got involved the us congress passed the gulf of tonkin resolution,. Congressional timeline lesson plan: gulf of tonkin incident, august 1964 subjects american government, social studies, us history, journalism. In this lesson plan, we will explore one of the notable conflicts in the vietnam war, the gulf of tonkin crisis students will watch a video.
Historians still argue about what exactly happened in the gulf of tonkin in august of 1964 history immigration money congress and the american people about the tonkin gulf incident or. History and publications division was asked to compile a more formal one-volume study of nsa, stressing the gulf of tonkin incident the desoto patrols and oplan 34a. The gulf of tonkin incident, in 1964, was a major turning point in united states military involvement in vietnam the gulf of tonkin incident occurred in august 1964.