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North Vietnamese crisis
Date of Creation:
August 6, 1964
Date of Declassification:
November 8, 1977
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Pagination, Illustration:
11 p.
The North Vietnamese Crisis [military activity: US De Soto patrols in the Tonkin Gulf on Aug. 5, US retaliatory air strikes against North Vietnam, and US troop deployments to South Vietnam, Thailand, and general South China Sea area; ChiCom deployments of air strength to airfields close to the North Vietnamese border and warnings that the Chinese people will not "stand idly by"; assessment of damage from Aug. 5 air strike to DRV navy. World reaction: support from UK and Federal Republic of Germany for US reaction to assault on US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin; expression of grave concern from India]. Memorandum, SC No. 10142/64. Aug. 6, 1964. 8 p. Annex: Recapitulation of the Tonkin Gulf Incidents, 31 July - 5 August. Report. 3 p. TOP SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM. SANITIZED copy. Released Nov. 8, 1977. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Special Intelligence Material.
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