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FOIA: 2/G11/VHN/R21-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:23 AM
2/G11/VHN/R21-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report
This is a report following the 2 August attack on the USS Maddox.

Document date: 1964-08-05
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
pages: 1


Archivist's Notes: This is really an uninformative report. It really only expresses the change in the word "Destroyed" to "Bombarded" in a previous report (not explicitly defined)

posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 08:08 PM
This document is one of several readiness reports of PT boat movements by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels.

The only line in the message is “Change word ‘destroyed’ to ‘bombarded’”. For what ever message it applied to, there is a difference in the degree of damage between the two words.

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 @ 08:52 AM
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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