Liberty Victims Did Not Die in Vain

Wells, Anthony R.
March 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2005, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p88
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the 1967 attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship, Liberty. Thirty-four men were killed and 172 were wounded in the attack. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) personnel on board the Liberty had been eavesdropping on, among other things, key Israeli political-military communications. The Liberty was a key source in the NSA network. The Liberty incident involved much more than Israeli misjudgment and accident. Brave U.S. sailors and NSA technicians died because they were in the middle of knowing more than the Israelis would tolerate. The Israelis made such an unconscionable and monumental error of judgment, which was quite deliberate and well planned.


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