Today in Peace and Justice history on June 24, 1970 The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

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The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. The resolution, which had authorized the president “to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States,” was used by President Lyndon Johnson, absent a formal congressional, and constitutional, declaration of war, to justify open-ended pursuit of war in Vietnam. To access the entire year of peace and social justice history >

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