First of all, I said that the Gulf of Tonkin incident that Johnson said happened as his reason to go to war was a false flag on its face that Johnson and McNamara had in mind in the running up to that, that its been admitted as never happening by military and government officials, and it was used as a justification for war, and armaments profits increased significantly as did the military budget after we went into full-war mode. Kennedy fired the General who presented him with Operation Northwoods, which was ALL FALSE FLAGS to incite war with Cuba and later Communist Russia itself as a bi-product, so I highly doubt he would have supported the fake Gulf of Tonkin Incident that never happened. His chiefs of staff hated him because they all felt he was soft on Communism by his policies. They wanted to attack while he wanted to be a diplomat, especially with Cuba and with Russia, the Bay of Pigs withstanding only because the CIA misled him. I didn't say he didn't support a strong military, I said his commitment to not go into a full-scale war would have kept the budget and profits SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER than after Johnson committed large-scale ground troops, massive bombing (we dropped more bombs on Viet Nam that all the powers of WWII combined), and increased covert action.