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H.J.Res. 1145 (88th): Joint resolution to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia


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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution or the Southeast Asia Resolution, Pub.L. 88–408, 78 Stat. 384, enacted August 10, 1964, was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

It is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist ...

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Introduced
88th Congress (1963–1964)
Status

Enacted or Agreed to on Aug 10, 1964

Law
Pub.L. 88-408
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Last Updated: Aug 10, 1964

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