US Senate Approves Tonkin Gulf Resolution

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HistoryCentral.com > America's Wars > Vietnam War > Events > US Senate Approves Tonkin Gulf Resolution


August 7, 1964

US Senate Approves
Tonkin Gulf Resolution 

The United States Senate approves the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, authorizing the President to "take all necessary measures" to repel attacks against US forces and to "prevent further aggression" in the area. The Resolution provides President Johnson with a blank check to take whatever action he deems appropriate in South Vietnam. It is the only congressional action, other than approving military funding, ever taken during the Vietnam War to authorize American actions during the war.

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