Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses evidence that Robert McNamara never told LBJ the August 4, 1964 Tonkin Gulf attack on the USS Maddox and Turner Joy never happened, information revealed in recorded phone conversations between LBJ and McNamara released in 2006 and Gareth Porter’s own phone conversation with McNamara. (Note: recorded on June 22, 2009)
MP3 here. (14:50)
Gareth Porter is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on the Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and on Antiwar.com.