Which of the following statements is TRUE of the Gulf of Tonkin affair?

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A. Johnson sought passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in order to freely exand American invovement in Vietnam.

B. Congress was dvided and only reluctantly passed Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

C. Johnson approved covert amphibious raid North Vietnam.

D. The destroyer Maddox was sunk by North Vietnamese gunboats (D. isn't the answer).
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The outcome of these two incidents was the passage by Congress of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was considered to be jeopardized by "communist aggression." The resolution served as Johnson's legal justification for deploying U.S. conventional forces and the commencement of open warfare against North Vietnam.

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