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Major Battles in Vietnam War – Gulf of Tonkin

Major Battles in Vietnam War – Gulf of Tonkin

August 1964 The Tonkin Gulf incidents were major events that prompted the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. On 31 July 1964 the U.S. Navy destoyer Maddox started a reconnaissance cruise off the coast of North Vietnam. It carried extra radio gear andm personnel to monitor Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) radio communications but was not a true …

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