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Angleton and the attack on the USS Liberty

On the 50th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty on June  8,1967, people wonder how could the United States let the deaths of 34 servicemen go unpunished.

“The next day, the CIA produced its first analysis, which exonerated the Israelis. The paper concluded, erroneously, that there was ‘little doubt that the Israelis failed to identify the Liberty as a U.S. ship before or during the attack.” The Liberty “could easily have been mistaken” for El Quesir,” the memo asserted, a claim that the U.S. Navy would soon repudiate. The report was ‘compiled from all available sources,’ probably by [James] Angleton, the Israeli desk officer.”

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Joan Mellen on the USS Liberty attack

Joan Mellen sends word she is writing a book about the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. I recently posted about James Angleton’s role in the incident. Read more