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.
Allowed the US to conduct open warfare against NORTH VIETNAM and conduct conventional warfare in SOUTH Vietnam; replacing the earlier guerrilla war tactics.
President Johnson asked congress for and received a resolution giving him power to use whatever was necessary to protect U.S. interests in Vietnam on August 7, 1964.
it granted Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam
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Johnson now had the green light! Jets, Tanks, and Men! All began to arrive in '65. Johnson used air strikes against the North.
Conduct open warfare with North Vietnam.
August 7, 1964 .
1. Vietnam was no longer a guerrilla war; but a conventional one, using US combat troops. 2. Open war existed between the countries of North Vietnam and the United S…tates. They increased their Millatary
1. 02 August 1964, three torpedo boats from the North Vietnamese Navy's 135th Torpedo Squadron engaged the destroyer USS Maddox in the Gulf. 2. 04 August 1964, alleged torpedo… boats from the North Vietnamese Navy engaged destroyers USS Maddox (again) and USS Turner Joy in the Gulf. "Tonkin Ghosts" (false radar images) are believed to have been the real adversaries on 04 August 1964.
Because North Vietnamese Navy (NVN) torpedo boats attacked the USN destroyer USS Maddox on 02 August 1964. Then, allegedly again on the 4th. The resolution occurred shortly af…terwards. The first attack did happen, it was in fact a sea battle between the NVN & USN. The second attack may have been a mis-understanding coupled with a radar malfunction with one or more of the destroyers.
Use whatever force necessary.
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (August 7, 1964) gave broad congressional approval for expansion of the Vietnam War.
It is a classic example of a FALSE FLAG. there are two instances that took place as the us navy was in northern Vietnam waters and were attacked. but this led to nowhere so th…e us government concocted a story that they were attacked again days later however there was no attack by the north Vietnamese it was a false story and the us media ran with it. This enabled President Lyndon B. Johnson to persuade congress to pass the gulf of tonkin resolution which granted President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was considered to be jeopardized by "communist aggression". The resolution served as Johnson's legal justification for deploying US conventional forces and the commencement of open warfare against North Vietnam.
Open warfare between North Vietnam and the US.
Because of two naval battles between the North Vietnamese Navy and the US Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin on 2/4 August '64. 02 August was a confirmed naval engagement; 04 August h…as mostly been accepted by historians as a radar malfunction.