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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:09 PM

Gulf of Oman, errr, correction, Gulf of Tonkin

The Truth About Tonkin
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 events that led to full U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
By Lieutenant Commander Pat Paterson, U.S. Navy
February 2008
Naval History Magazine
Volume 22, Number 1

We may never know the whole truth behind the Tonkin events and the motivations of those involved. However, it is important to put what we do know into context. The administration's zeal for aggressive action, motivated by President Johnson's election worries, created an atmosphere of recklessness and overenthusiasm in which it became easy to draw conclusions based on scanty evidence and to overlook normally prudent precautionary measures. Without the full picture, Congress could not offer the checks and balances it was designed to provide. Subsequently, the White House carried the nation into the longest and one of the most costly conflicts in our nation's history.


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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:57 PM

1. not to forget...

"Remember the Maine!"

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:04 PM

2. Amen

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