Forgotten hero: Senator Wayne Morse against war in Vietnam

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Sen. Morse was one of only two Senators (!) who opposed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized  President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam without a declaration of war.

The Tonkin Resolution was the official start of the Vietnam war.

The war brought death to millions of civilians and several hundred thousand soldiers, not to speak of the wounded, the crippeled and the mentally disturbed.

– Schlesinger

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