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FOIA: 2/G11/VHN/R22-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Readiness lantern Report Nr. 18

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posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 12:20 AM
2/G11/VHN/R22-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Readiness lantern Report Nr. 18
This is a report based on vietnamese communications after the attacks on the USS Maddox on 2 August 1964

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


Archivist's Notes: Communications which suggest that Port Wallut is under enemy (US) attack. It also goes to mention that three ships have spread out to bombard their ships (US). It states that one ship is disabled

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:00 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.

This report must have occurred during the US air strike on Aug. 5th, 1964 that was ordered in retaliation to the two earlier attacks on the USS Maddox. The US bombed a fuel station for the DRV patrol boats, as well as possibly sinking two ships and disabling others. Other reports describe the damage to the boats along with claims of shooting down US aircraft and even one of a captured pilot. According to the US Navy, no planes were shot down.

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.

Related FOIA Documents:
FOIA: DRV Naval Entity Reports Losses and Claims two Enemy Aircraft Shot Down - 4 August 1964
FOIA: DRV Naval Entity Claims six U.S. Aircraft Downed by Naval and Air Defence Forces - 6 August 19
FOIA: DRV attack on US Ships in Gulf of Tonkin; 2 - 4 August 1964
FOIA: Summary of DRV Naval Communications Revealing Pre-Planned Attacks on USS Maddox
FOIA: SIGINT Reflections of DRV Attacks on USS Maddox - 08/08/1964


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