Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Random Cutting - US Troops ready for battle (1965)

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This 1965 cutting marks the turning point of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War that dominated American politics, media and culture for the rest of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. From 1955 until 1965 the US troops in Vietnam were officially non-combatant military advisors, then two U.S. destroyers were reportedly attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964 and consequently the U.S. Congress passed the  “Gulf of Tonkin” resolution authorizing President Johnson to wage all-out war against North Vietnam. It is now believed that the incident was faked.

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