If you want to go back to when America started hot wars in a manner at odds with the Constitution a good place to start might be Vietnam, though some would go back to Korea. This podcast frames the issue of war powers by way of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, as Americans went off to fight and die under the most flimsy of pretenses. John White, author of ‘The Gulf of Tonlin Events-Fifty Years Later: A Footnote to the History of the Vietnam War’, describes it as a false flag operation and explains how he ended up revealing the lies that served as justification for a war in which 58,000 American soldiers died. It’s a compelling, and disheartening, story. Will Congress ever re-assert its proper role in the process? We discuss.