Congress passed this resolution authorizing all necessary measures to repel attacks against U.S. forces and all steps necessary for the defense of U.S. allies in Southeast Asia.
Joint Resolution of Congress
H.J. RES 1145 August 7, 1964
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled,
That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President,
as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack
against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.
Section 2. The United States regards as vital to its national interest and to
world peace the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast
Asia. Consonant with the Constitution of the United States and the Charter of
the United Nations and in accordance with its obligations under the Southeast
Asia Collective Defense Treaty, the United States is, therefore, prepared, as
the President determines, to take all necessary steps, including the use of
armed force, to assist any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia
Collective Defense Treaty requesting assistance in defense of its freedom.
Section 3. This resolution shall expire when the President shall determine
that the peace and security of the area is reasonably assured by international
conditions created by action of the United Nations or otherwise, except that it
may be terminated earlier by concurrent resolution of the Congress.
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