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FOIA: 2/G11/VHN/R08-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr 3

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posted on Apr, 1 2008 @ 03:46 AM
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2/G11/VHN/R08-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr 3
Short report of the whereabouts of DRV T135 vessel

Document date: 1964-08-03
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
pages: 2

 

Archivist's Notes: DRV Naval Vessel T135 was located and this report is with regard to the location of this vessel and it also requests two other vessels to protect and escort T135 back to shore safely. This message was from Haiphong to T146.
 




posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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This document is another of several reports of intercepted communications from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels. This was an order going out to help out another vessel and offer protection. This was similar to another report, but the boat numbers don’t match, so it must have been a different damaged PT boat.

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.



posted on Apr, 14 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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Not much else to add to the above.

Further reading/comparisons on the gulf of tonkin incident can be found ...

navy mil faq version

gwu edu version

webcom version

wikipedia version




 
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