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The British and the Vietnam War: Their Way with LBJ

Explores Britain’s Vietnam policy during the Vietnam War, its compromise with United States, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)’s involvement in Vietnam. Outlines incident escalation, key actors, global power game, international politic background, foreign policies. Mentions roles of political leaders, such as Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin- Russian statesman during the Cold War, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ)- the 36th President of the United States who escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War. Mentions the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which granted Johnson the power to use military force in Southeast Asia without having to ask for an official declaration of war, Harold Wilson –the British prime minister from1964 to 1970.