095 – The Gulf of Tonkin Story

US Leaders, Mack Payne, Vietnam Veteran News

House Speaker John McCormack, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Gen Earl Wheeler, and Secretary of State Dean Rusk study a top secret map of the Gulf of Tonkin, August 3, 1964.

Hundreds of thousands of American’s lives were affected by the decisions made after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Over 50,000 made the ultimate sacrifice in the war that followed. This episode will begin a series of episodes where an article by John Prados in the VVA Veteran Magazine will be serialized.
The article tells the back office story of how the decisions were made to get the US and its allies into a war in Vietnam that would change the lives of millions.


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