Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Congress passed the joint Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on Aug. 7, 1964, to authorize President Lyndon B. Johnson to use "conventional" military force in Vietnam. The administration used this power to rapidly escalate U.S. military involvement in the war.

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Congress passed the joint Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on Aug. 7, 1964, to authorize President Lyndon B. Johnson to use "conventional" military force in Vietnam. The administration used this power to rapidly escalate U.S. military involvement in the war.

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