Chapters 32 pages 809-814. Vietnam #2 Reading Quiz. 1) What was the Tonkin Gulf Resolution? 2) What was the “Credibility Gap”? 3) How did LBJ widen the war? 4) Why were we in Vietnam? 5) What was the Tet Offensive? 6) What was the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
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1) What was the Tonkin Gulf Resolution?
2) What was the “Credibility Gap”?
3) How did LBJ widen the war?
4) Why were we in Vietnam?
5) What was the Tet Offensive?
6) What was the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
7) What happened in the 1968 democratic primary?
8) What did LBJ announce in 1968?
U.S.S. Maddox- On 2 August 1964, while on patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin, she was attacked by North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats- torpedoes and machine gunfire.
Orders were to conduct some electronic eavesdropping, monitoring North Vietnamese radio traffic, and to support South Vietnamese patrol boat raids on North Vietnamese Coastal Radar.
Most historians are nearly certain that no communist attack had occurred.
During the night of 4 August a second attack was believed to have taken place against both the Maddox and the Turner Joy, leading to retaliatory strikes on North Vietnam by U.S. carrier planes.
U.S.S. Turner Joy
RFK denounces war:24 min.
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