Adam Larson / Caustic Logic
Started June 2 2009
Incident: Reported attack on USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy by North Vietnamese forces, Tonkin Gulf Vietnam, August 4 1964
Casualties: Zero dead, zero injured. Ships unharmed.
Official explanation: North Vietnamese attack that simply missed time and again for hours.
Outcome: The alleged attack led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is Congress, and escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict. Some may have actually believed it, but by now at least few do.
- Attack Reports: The words on which a case for war hangs. "Many doubts" are just ignored.
- Desoto Patrols Explained: The mission that had the ships there at that time - two-part or three-part mission?
- The President's Haste: When you see someone running this quick across the frozen pond, you can bet they know just how thin the ice really is.
- Tonkin Gulf Opinions: And this is probably my last post on the subject.