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The Tonkin Gulf resolution.

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What did the tonkin gulf resolution allow the president to do?

To use any military force that he deemed necessary to protect US forces and objectives in Vietnam.


How did the US commit to Vietnam?

Under the Gulf of tonkin resolution, all necessary military force.


Did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution give the President power to send troops to Vietnam?

US troops were already in South Vietnam. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution gave the president power to use whatever military force he felt necessary to protect US interests in Southeast Asia. Specifically the resolution gave the president authority to attack North Vietnam (bomb North Vietnam); which he ultimately ended up doing with Operation Rolling Thunder.


What law did president Lyndon B. Johnson have passed?

Concerning Vietnam, he received a go ahead to use military force, via the Gulf of Tonkin resolution.


How was president able to use force in Vietnam without a declaration?

In the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Congress gave the president the power.


Who gave President Johnson the right for the US to engage in war with Vietnam?

The Congress of the United States authorized Johnson to use "military force" in order to defend Vietnam. This was done with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. It was not a formal declaration of war.


What is Gulf of Tonkin resolution?

Allowed the President to use whatever force he deemed necessary to protect US interests in Vietnam.


Does this resolution declare war against North Vietnam?

No; the last declared US war was WWII. The resolution simply allowed the president to use whatever force he needed to use.


What was it that granted the U.S. President broad military powers in Vietnam?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 gave U.S. President Johnson any military force necessary to protect U.S. interests. The "War Powers Resolution" in 1973, which over-rode President Nixon's veto, restricted the President's power, without "Congressional Approval." The WPR was brought about by President Nixon's ground campaigns in Cambodia & Laos in 1970 and 1971, respectively.


How was the Tonkin Gulf Resolution a functional equivalent of a Congressional declaration of war?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which allows the President to use the military in a war-like action, without calling it a war.


What was the gulf of tonkin resolution and why was it important?

Legal authority for LBJ to used whatever military force he thought he needed in Vietnam/led to war between Hanoi & Washington.


Did president Johnson get permission to declare war on North Vietnam?

The last declared war for the US was WWII. LBJ received permission via the Tonkin Gulf Resolution to use whatever military force he deemed necessary to protect US interests. Which was, in his case, bombing North Vietnam and sending in US regulars.


What did the Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution allow president Lyndon Johnson to do in Vietnam?

In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect American interests in the area.


Why was what happened in gulf of tonkin necessary?

Without it, the President wouldn't legally have the authority to use whatever military force he felt he needed in Vietnam.


What is a resolution of Congress that has the force of law?

A joint resolution of Congress has the force of law if signed by the president. This can be passed by a simple majority in both houses.


What year did us troops start fighting in Vietnam?

In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. The Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect our interests in the area. At the time, the truth was not reported. In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.


Was president Lyndon Johnson justified in escalating us military involvement in Vietnam after the tonkin gulf incident in 1964?

In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. The Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect our interests in the area. At the time, the truth was not reported. << Rather than being on a routine patrol Aug. 2, the US destroyer Maddox was actually engaged in aggressive intelligence-gathering maneuvers - in sync with coordinated attacks on North Vietnam by the South Vietnamese navy and the Laotian air force.>> http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2261 In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.


What power did the Gulf of Tonkin resolution give President Johnson?

True.In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. The Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect our interests in the area. At the time, the truth was not reported. > http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2261 In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Johnson the power to declare war against North Vietnam without ever going to ask Congress.



What did Gulf of Tonkin Resolution state?

== == EDIT: The U.S.President to help in the war ~provided by W.A.RThe Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to use military force in Southeast Asia. It was signed into law on August 10, 1964.


What was Eisenhower's policy on Vietnam?

It turns to the Eisenhower doctrine pledged that the United States would distribute economic and military aid and, if necessary, use military force to contain communism in Vietnam.


How did the US become involved with the defense of South Vietnam by the time of President Kennedy's assassination in 1963?

Involvement in South Vietnam began in 1953 under the Eisenhower administration with 900 military advisors and US Air Force pilots flying for CAT (Air America). When President Kennedy was elected in November of 1960, Ike advised him that Vietnam and Southeast Asia were the critical area and needed a high priority for military assistance.


What was the Golf of Tonkin Bay Resolution?

In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. The Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect our interests in the area. At the time, the truth was not reported. << Rather than being on a routine patrol Aug. 2, the US destroyer Maddox was actually engaged in aggressive intelligence-gathering maneuvers - in sync with coordinated attacks on North Vietnam by the South Vietnamese navy and the Laotian air force.>> http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2261 In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam. Question, now reads GOLF of Tonkin Bay Resolution. Tiger Woods plays golf. Word should be GULF (with a U)


What was the gulf of tonkin resolution passed by congress in 1964?

The "resolution" authorized the President to use whatever force he wished to protect US interests.


What type of military does Vietnam have?

1. Army 2. Navy 3. Air Force Same as they had when they were called North Vietnam during the war.


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