The Gulf of Tonkin Attacks

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  • On the day of August 2nd, 1964, a U.S. destroyer called the "Maddox" was attacked by North Vietnamese boats. This took place in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Oh no!
  • Shortly after, another incident was underway. These attacks were most likely to delay, if not stop weapon transport to the United States.
  • NOT AGAIN!!!!
  • As a result of these attacks, many U.S. lives were lost.
  • Boats were destroyed, along with the weapons that were to be transported.
  • All of these costs were beginning to add up to total at around $2 million each month.
  • This continued and eventually resulted in immediate inflation of the Vietnam War.
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