Title

The Attack on the USS Liberty, 55 Years Later

Department

Art

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

6-8-2022

Abstract

Fifty-five years ago today Israeli fighter jets and gun boats attacked the unarmed USS Liberty ship off the Egyptian coast and hoped to pin the assault on Egypt.

Thirty-four American sailors were killed and 171 were wounded, many with lifelong burns and traumas that lingered for years.

In a shameful response, the US Government and the Pentagon colluded in perhaps the most disgraceful coverup involving the brutal murder of American servicemen.

Publication Title

CounterPunch

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