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ID:

63

Date:

2005-12-02

Headline:

Vietnam War Intelligence "Deliberately Skewed," Secret Study Says

Reporter's name:

Scott Shane

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The New York Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A secret 2001 National Security Agency study that revealed that U.S. intelligence officers “deliberately skewed” Vietnam War Intelligence on the Gulf of Tonkin incident was released under FOIA to a group of historians, The New York Times reported. The report, written by an NSA historian, accuses U.S. officers of passing on incorrect information by suggesting that North Vietnamese ships had attacked American destroyers on Aug. 4, 1964, prompting President Johnson to order air strikes on North Vietnam.

Keywords:

secret documents; Vietnam War; Gulf of Tonkin; Lyndon B. Johnson; National Security Archive


Agencies:

NSA

States:

US

Categories:

military


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