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A resolution giving Johnson authority to retaliate militarily in Vietnam?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to aid any Southeast Asian country being threatened by communist aggression. He used this as justification for open warfare against North Vietnam.




Who was the US President who gave the okay to attack Vietnam?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Johnson the go-ahead to attack North Vietnam.


How did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution impact the Vietnam War?

It gave the president the right to deploy American forces into Vietnam for combat.



What gave the President complete control over military action in Vietnam?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is what gave the President complete control over military action in Vietnam. It was a Congressional act.






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 were the results of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution approved by Congress?

The resolution gave the Defense Department the authority and the funds to move significant-sized combat units into South Vietnam.


Who gave President Johnson the authority to lead the US into war with Vietnam if he deemed necessary?

Congress gave the President that authority by passing the "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution."


What is true about the gulf of tonkin resolution?

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (August 7, 1964) gave broad congressional approval for expansion of the Vietnam War.


Why was the gulf of tonkin resolution important?

Gave the green light for war between the two nations (US & North Vietnam).



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

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




What incident led to congress passing a resolution to allow President Johnson to fight a war in Vietnam?

Gunboats from the North Vietnam Navy fired on US ships while they were in international waters in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Act of Congress that gave LBJ the authority to wage war was called the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.


What did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution do to Presidential powers?

It gave President Johnson the authority to use whatever military might he wanted to use to defeat North Vietnam.


The gulf of tonkin resolution gave president Johnson the authority to escalate which war?

To escalate a simple guerrilla war being conducted in the republic of South Vietnam into an open conventional war against North Vietnam itself.


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.


Which congressional action gave president Johnson broad military powers that expanded the conflict in Vietnam in 1964?

On August 7, 1964, Congress signed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, also known as the Southeast Asia Resolution. This mandate gave President Johnson and his administration the power to escalate the United State's military involvement in Vietnam. Since there was already a growing number of outspoken critics against Johnson's conduct in the Vietnam war, this congressional mandate was a strong point of contention.


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