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FOIA: Spot Report followup to 2/G11/VHN/R03-64

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posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 01:34 AM
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Spot Report followup to 2/G11/VHN/R03-64
This is a spot report based on the Desoto Mission

Document date: 1964-08-02
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
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Archivist's Notes: This is a report based on DRV Naval communications in which T146 instructs T142 to order T135 not to attack during the day and to pretend to go to shore but actually to return to Hon Me.
 




posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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This document is one of several readiness reports of activity by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels on Aug. 2nd, 1964.

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Spot report follow up NR two to 2/G11/VHN/R01-64
DRV naval attack/fient[sic] plans against porable[sic] Desoto
Mission
DRV vessel T-146 instrukted[sic] vessel T142 (gist) order
135 do not make war during the day – (pretend) to go
to the shore (then) return to Hon Me. TAP


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.

[edit on 4/12/2008 by Hal9000]



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