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FOIA: Unknown - Teletype message 003 (Gulf of Tonkin)

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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 01:22 AM
Unknown - Teletype message
This is a Teletype based on communications intercepted of DRV origin

Document date: 1964-08-02
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Teletype
pages: 2


Archivist's Notes: Very short message based on a DRV vessel following T142 to Port Wallut. Also orders T142 and T146 to use high speed with the enemy and use torpedoes.

[edit on 6/18/2008 by JacKatMtn]

posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 08:56 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.

Like other reports, this communication was orders for DRV patrol boats. It said to use high speed and launch torpedoes at enemy ships.

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 Aug, 28 2008 @ 03:12 PM
Looks like they always had orders to go out as a group, or at least a minimum of 2 boats.

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