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The Resource Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Edwin E. Moïse

Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Edwin E. Moïse

Label
Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War
Title
Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Edwin E. Moïse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the night of August 4, 1964, the U.S. Navy destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy reported that they were under attack by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Within hours, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the first U.S. airstrikes against North Vietnam, and on August 7, Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which gave President Johnson authority to take "all necessary measures" to prevent further aggression. Almost everyone on the two destroyers believed at the time that they were under attack. Some still believe so, while others have since decided that what had appeared on radar screens as torpedo boats had actually been false images generated by weather conditions, birds, or American planes overhead. In a careful reconstruction of that night's events, Edwin Moise conclusively demonstrates that there was no North Vietnamese attack. But the original report was not a lie concocted to provide an excuse for escalation; it was a genuine mistake. To put this error in context, Moise recounts the genuine battle between the Maddox and three North Vietnamese torpedo boats just two days before the phantom incident and describes the overall context in which the United States was drifting into war during 1964. He argues that U.S. policy was inconsistent: President Johnson's senior military and civilian advisors were drawing up plans to escalate the war, but, at the same time, Johnson was cutting the U.S. military budget instead of expanding it."--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.704/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.T6
LC item number
M65 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Edwin E. Moïse
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1595
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Covert operations -- Thoughts of escalation -- The DeSoto patrol -- The first incident, August 2 -- The DeSoto patrol resumes -- The second incident, August 4 -- The evidence from the destroyers -- Evidence from other sources -- Retaliation -- Toward further escalation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42329169
  • (OCoLC)ocm42329169
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Tonkin Gulf and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Edwin E. Moïse
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1595
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Covert operations -- Thoughts of escalation -- The DeSoto patrol -- The first incident, August 2 -- The DeSoto patrol resumes -- The second incident, August 4 -- The evidence from the destroyers -- Evidence from other sources -- Retaliation -- Toward further escalation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42329169
  • (OCoLC)ocm42329169
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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