posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 07:16 PM
This document is another report of intercepted communications from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in
which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels on Aug. 2nd, 1964.
Occurring on Sept. 18, 1964, these messages are several weeks after the incident. The message said that the South Vietnamese were taking advantage of
the presence of US Ships in the area. It also said take precautions against an air attack. The remainder is not translated.
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident prompted the US Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Johnson authority to use military
force to defend allies in the area and ultimately lead to the beginning of the Vietnam War.