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The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U. S. Navy Spy Ship
     

The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U. S. Navy Spy Ship

by A. Jay Cristol
 

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The Israeli Air Force and Navy attacked the Liberty without knowledge that it was a US ship; it was a case of mistaken identity caused by the convergence of a series of Israeli and American mistakes. So concludes Cristol, a US federal judge with a long history of service in the US Navy, after assembling official and unofficial records and accounts. Annotation c

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The Israeli Air Force and Navy attacked the Liberty without knowledge that it was a US ship; it was a case of mistaken identity caused by the convergence of a series of Israeli and American mistakes. So concludes Cristol, a US federal judge with a long history of service in the US Navy, after assembling official and unofficial records and accounts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Foreign Affairs
This is the definitive book on the Israeli attack during the Six-Day War on an American spy ship, a horrible accident that killed 34 Americans and left many more wounded. For many years, the incident has been the subject of writings that range from the doggedly investigative to the frankly antisemitic. This meticulous work belongs to the former category, a superb account by a federal judge (with a doctorate to boot) who has served for many years as a U.S. naval aviator and a member of the Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps. Documents, pictures, transcripts, and interviews all come under the microscope. The evidence, the author argues, overwhelmingly suggests that the incident was a wretched mistake brought about by a complex series of Israeli and American errors, not by any deliberate plan. To be sure, the fundamental implausibility of an Israeli decision to attack an American ship always made the contrary argument suspect. And there will be those who will cling to a fantasy of Israeli premeditation and malevolence, regardless of the evidence. But for those readers of a rational turn of mind, this book ends the debate.
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The Israeli Air Force and Navy attacked the without knowledge that it was a US ship; it was a case of mistaken identity caused by the convergence of a series of Israeli and American mistakes. So concludes Cristol, a US federal judge with a long history of service in the US Navy, after assembling official and unofficial records and accounts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574884142
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1902
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.05(d)

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