Monday, January 23, 2017

On This Day In History North Korea Seized The USS Pueblo


As History.com notes, on this day in 1968 the North Koreans seized the USS Pueblo.

The U.S. intelligence-gathering ship Pueblo is seized by North Korean naval vessels and charged with spying and violating North Korean territorial waters. Negotiations to free the 83-man crew of the U.S. ship dragged on for nearly a year, damaging the credibility of and confidence in the foreign policy of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:



You can also read my Washington Times review of Jack Cheevers' Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo via the below link:

2 comments:

  1. Paul, Act of War is a great book! Thanks for reminding readers.

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  2. Postscript: Here is what I wrote about Cheevers' book -- http://bookloons.com/cgi-bin/Review.asp?bookid=16686

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