Dark Signals Si Dunn

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Published: June 19th 2012

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250 pages


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Dark Signals  by  Si Dunn

Dark Signals by Si Dunn
June 19th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 250 pages | ISBN: | 10.15 Mb

In August, 1964, a young U.S. Navy radio operator found himself in waters he had never heard of, participating in the expansion of a war in a nation he didnt know existed: Vietnam. What he learned from actions he witnessed and the classifiedMoreIn August, 1964, a young U.S. Navy radio operator found himself in waters he had never heard of, participating in the expansion of a war in a nation he didnt know existed: Vietnam. What he learned from actions he witnessed and the classified messages he handled over the next 10 months left him shaken, disillusioned, and full of questions about Americas responses to events in the Tonkin Gulf and South China Sea, including the rush to bomb North Vietnam and the Johnson Administrations decisions to vastly expand the presence of U.S.

ground, air, and naval forces in Southeast Asia. Some within the U.S. 7th Fleet knew almost from the outset that the still-controversial second attack which triggered the 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution did not involve North Vietnamese PT boats firing on U.S. Navy destroyers in pitch-dark seas. What it did involve, others have since shown, was something simpler and much stranger. This is one sailors memories of being present at the ragged beginnings of a long conflict that ultimately failed and cost 58,000 American lives.



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