Reassessing the causes (Mistranslation at origin of Vietnam war?) – Washington Times

I wonder how often this has happened throughout history? I bet it’s more than we realize.

“It now seems clear that reports of a second attack, on Aug. 4, 1964, were mistaken — largely a product of “freak weather effects on radar and overeager sonarmen,” as the ship’s skipper would conclude later. It also seems clear that there was a midlevel “coverup” at the National Security Agency when it was discovered that communications intercepts on Aug. 4 had been mistranslated — which may have contributed to the confusion about a second attack.”

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