But in the spirit of genorosity-since it's Friday night LIVE-<quoted text>
You'll have to be more specific as this doesn't tell me much.
I will simply reiterate the passage from Prouty's "The Secret Team". Prouty states the CIA had operational control of all U.S. military units from 1954 to 1964 until the regular combat troops came in.
The CIA also ran an operation known as OPLAN34 (in "The Pentagon Papers" it is entitled 34A) which made use of unmarked aircraft and ships which attacked the North.
I don't think the Maddox and Turner Joy were part of OPLAN34. More likely they entered an area where OPLAN34 forces had just left, with North Vietnamese patrol boats in pursuit, mistaking the two destroyers as part of the raiding force.
James Stockdale-Commander/Admiral US Navy, 1992 VP candidate (R Perot)
"Not a ship, not the outline of a ship, not a wake, not a reflection, not the light of a single tracer bullet. Nothing."
Reporting HIS surveillance in regards to statements made on witnessing "torpedo runs" while aboard the U.S.S. Maddox.
Just for the pure sake of History.