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This incident resulted in the U.S. pursuing military action in Vietnam. It also caused the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution regarding the U.S. aiding Asian countries influenced by communism. Ultimately, this incident resulted in the Vietnam War.

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American involvement in Vietnam increased dramatically

American military escalation in Vietnam started.

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Did NATO happen before Gulf Tonkin resolution?

NATO existed well before the Tonkin Gulf incident.

What incident did President Johnson react to in 1964 that escalated the Vietnam War?

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