relea00121.pdf 2/G11/VHN/R17-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr. 13
Another report following the USS Maddox attack.
Document date: 1964-08-04
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
Archivist's Notes: This is basically a report based on DRV Naval comms wich gives a situation report of DRV Naval Vessels. T142 communicated with
Hai Phong that T146 would be towing T136 as it was reported short of fuel/oil.
This document is another of several reports of intercepted communications from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) during the Gulf of Tonkin
Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels. This was a damage report after the first incident, of a PT boat that was damaged and low on
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.
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