Preparing a Response

Roughly two days after a North Vietnamese attack on the U.S.S. Maddox off the Gulf of Tonkin, President Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara consider their options for responding to a second such attack.

Date: 
Aug 04, 1964
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
Conversation Number: 
WH6408.04-4658