posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 08:39 PM
This document is an unmarked 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 communication is difficult to read, but it looks like it was orders for DRV patrol boats. It says that troops are healthy, gives the location
coordinates of enemy ships with the order to launch a torpedo(?), and also mentions a boat is in need of repair.
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.