Gulf of Tonkin

A bit of trivia: yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the first of two attacks on US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin that quickly lead to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave LBJ broad powers to escalate the American role in Vietnam from an advisory role to active participation.

More when, or if, the transcript of yesterday’s NPR piece, Cronkite: Gulf of Tonkin’s Phantom Attack, shows up on Lexis.