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it granted Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam
It gave President Johnson the authority to use whatever military might he wanted to use to defeat North Vietnam.
The United States increased its military involvement in Vietnam.
Allowed the US to conduct open warfare against NORTH VIETNAM and conduct conventional warfare in SOUTH Vietnam; replacing the earlier guerrilla war tactics.
Escalated the Vietnam War from a guerrilla war into a conventional war against North Vietnam.
It authorized the US President to escalate the Vietnam War from a guerrilla war into a conventional war against North Vietnam.
It was the Congressional resolution authorizing the deployment of US combat forces to South Vietnam, which occurred following a naval engagement between the US and North Vietn…am.
1. Transitional phase of the war, from a strictly guerrilla war in South Vietnam to a conventional war between the regular army of North Vietnam and the regular Army of the Un…ited States in South Vietnam. 2. Open warfare between North Vietnam and the US; commencing with the direct aerial bombing of North Vietnam in August 1964. Followed up by Operation Rolling Thunder in 1965.
To use any military force that he deemed necessary to protect US forces and objectives in Vietnam.
It meant the Americans were officially a part of the conflict between North and South Vietnam
In the US a president can declare a war but it cannot be waged without the support of Congress because it finances the military. Congress clearly felt that something… had to be done in the aftermath of the Gulf of Tonkin incident (an act of aggression upon two US vessels) and because of the strong anti-communist beliefs which existed at the time, because it passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, granting the President the power to retaliate against those deemed responsible and attempt to fight against communism by waging war on the Democratic Republic of Vietnam without the need for a formal declaration war.
Congress passed this resolution which gave President Johnson whatever measures were necessary to prevent harm to US ships.
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The Tonkin Golf Resolution was the congressional response to two alleged attacks on U.S. ships in international waters by Vietnamese vessels. President Johnson asked congress …to support a move to build up our troops in South Vietnam to protect our ally from Communist incursion. This brought about the first significant move to put U.S. forces on the ground in Vietnam in a defensive role rather than a "support & train" role.
Answer It wasn't a declaration of war, it was however a statement of political resolve and an "excuse" to introduce combat troops into South Vietnam.
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Gave the green light for war between the two nations (US & North Vietnam).
Interesting that the least publicized military branch, the North Vietnamese Navy should start open warfare between the US and North Vietnam. The Resolution came within a week …of those naval incidents (one actual naval battle and one radar malfunction/Tonkin Ghosts). The resolution amounted to war between the US & North VN without a formal declaration of war.