Gulf Of Tonkin Incident

President Lyndon B. Johnson told the public that Vietnamese forces attacked US Ships on August 4th, 1964, and the American public was immediately outraged by what is known as the Gulf Of Tonkin Incident. 

The public’s reaction escalated the Vietnam War, and Congress passed The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution that allowed US Forces to strike against North Vietnam.


When the Vietnam War ended in 1973, more than 3 million people had lost their lives. In 2005, the NSA released previously classified documents that revealed to everyone’s horror, That Johnson had fabricated the Gulf Of Tonkin Incident in order to justify attacking North Vietnam.

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