Title: Truth is the First Casualty
Author: Joseph C. Goulden
Goulden, Joseph C. (1969). Truth is the First Casualty: The Gulf of Tonkin Affair: Illusion and Reality. Chicago: Rand McNally
Date Updated: October 23, 2015
This is a review by the Defense Intelligence School.
Of specific interest in this study of the Gulf of Tonkin affair is the chapter on “The Dangerous Business of Electronic Espionage.”
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
An excellent journalistic account of the Gulf of Tonkin incident with special emphasis on the problems involved in the use of intelligence information collected by such technical sensors as sonar and radar.
 Defense Intelligence School (1981). Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical And Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Literature (7th ed, rev.). Washington, D.C. : Defense Intelligence School, p. 28
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 32