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USS Pueblo captured by North Korea...

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January 25, 1968

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, January 25, 1968

* USS Pueblo incident
* North Korea

This 58 page newspaper has four column headline on the front page: "Moscow Won't Help To Release Pueblo".

Reporting on the infamous USS Pueblo incident.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class technical research ship (Navy intelligence) which was boarded and captured by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) on 23 January 1968 in what is known as the Pueblo incident or alternatively as the Pueblo crisis or Pueblo affair.

North Korea stated that she strayed into their territorial waters, but the United States maintains that the vessel was in international waters at the time of the incident. More recently, facts have come to light that indicate that USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea at the instigation of the Soviet Union, which was seeking a cryptographic machine onboard to match with a key provided to the Soviets by the spy John Walker.[1]

Pueblo, still held by DPRK today, remains a commissioned vessel of the United States Navy[2]. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has specified that it is being used to promote anti-Americanism.

Category: The 20th Century