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1

How was there an increase threat of the vietcong?

-used guirella tactics
-impossible to identify vietcong soldiers as they did not wear uniforms
-after a fight would scatter and impossible to find

2

Why did LBJ want the gulf of Tonkin?

Wanted to authorise use of us troops in vietnam

3

What happened to make congress pass the gulf of Tonkin?

C. turner and jay maddox reported a torpedo boat attack and claimed to have sunk 2 enemy boats in the gulf of tonkin , near north vietnams shores.

4

What was johnson told about the gulf of Tonkin incident?

May not be true

5

When was the gulf of Tonkin resolution signed ?

1964

6

What did the gulf of Tonkin resolution state?

Gave power to president to make necessary steps to prevent attacks. Could pretty much declare war without the approval of congress

7

Why is the gulf of Tonkin such an outrage?

LBJ lied to gain power from congress. Wanted to invade the south to stop communism

8

When did the first combat troops arrive in vietnam ?

March 1965