Tag: Lyndon B. Johnson

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago

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On August 2, 1964, the U.S. destroyer Maddox exchanged shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two days later, the Maddox and another destroyer reported once again coming under fire. Although most historians, including those employed

Declassified documents show NSA listened in on MLK, Muhammad Ali and Art Buchwald

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Amid raging anti-Vietnam War protests that bedeviled two presidential administrations, snoops at the National Security Agency tapped the overseas communications of war critics including Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho), and even Washington Post humor columnist

How The US Built Its Super-Secret Spy Satellite Program

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Ethics aside, espionage is an indispensable part of statecraft. The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information gathered helps steer national policy decisions for everything from mundane trade negotiations to the blackest of ops. And nowhere is this more evident than