Download FREE briefings. Have an account? Please log in. Text Size: A A A

Keyword:

Gulf of Tonkin

The Gulf of Tonkin is a body of water located off the coast of northern Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China. On August 2, 1964, a naval incident involving the destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy and North Vietnamese gunboats led President Lyndon Johnson to request authorization from Congress to respond with military force. Known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the event remains shrouded in controversy. Nevertheless, both houses of Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on August 10, 1964, giving Johnson broad powers to commit U.S. military forces to Vietnam without a formal declaration of war.



Issue Previews

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Three quarters of a century have passed since the epic Battle of Midway.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

Legendary tank commander Michael Wittmann met his end in a fiery ambush on August 8, 1944.

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

German light and heavy armored cars enabled scouts to gather vital intelligence for panzer units.

facebook gplus twitter youtube rss

Enter Your Log In Credentials

Forgot your Password?

×
.