On Oct 28, 1964, U.S. officials denied any involvement in the bombing of North Vietnam.
This was one of many lies told by the U.S. government throughout the decades long war.
The North Vietnamese reports of the bombing were shared in the United States by activists in the Civil Rights Movement and returning soldiers in popular education resources such as:
- Vietnam: An Antiwar Comic Book (see excerpt below) by Julian Bond,
- whistleblowers such as Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo, and
- underground newspapers produced by soldiers around the world.
Find resources to teach about the Vietnam War below.