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The Liberty Incident Revealed

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The attack was not intentional.”— Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1967


More than forty-five years after the deadly attack on the USS Liberty by Israel’s Air Force and Navy in 1967, it is still a matter of controversy. The combined Israeli assault during the Six-Day War in June 1967 killed 24 Americans and wounded 171, while the Liberty was monitoring 12 miles offshore in international waters.  Cutting through all of the conspiracy theories, Capt.  A Jay Cristol, USN (Ret.)  has spent a quarter-century researching what really happened that day.  In his newest book, The Liberty Incident Revealed: The Definitive Account of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship, he combines his painstaking analysis of the incident drawn from all of the sources, including tapes of intercepts recently released by the National Security Agency; formerly classified and open-source documents; and his interviews with all then-living individuals directly involved in the incident.  Join Cristol as he explains why he contends that the documentary record is clear—the incident was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

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