LBJ Tapes: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
C-SPAN Radio notes the 50th anniversary this month of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, with a special program of President Johnson’s… read more
C-SPAN Radio notes the 50th anniversary this month of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, with a special program of President Johnson’s August 1964 calls on the events that led to Congress approving the measure. You’ll hear the president talk to key advisers including Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy. Historian David Coleman, with the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, gives us context and analysis. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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