Reports came in in 1964 about two of our Navy Destroyers being destroyed by Vietnam. The action was heavily publicized on TV, radio and papers. What came next?

The attack happened to sway public opinion and led to the USA going into Vietnam. We know how that turned out. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara later said the event was a “mistake”. Why was it a mistake?

It was all a lie. It was made up to get people behind the Vietnam War, and it worked. Hopefully America learned its lesson and never tries anything like that again.


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