Assault on the Liberty: The True Story of the Attack by Israel For shipment anywhere else in the world, please email [email protected] for details. You may also. : ASSAULT ON THE LIBERTY: pp Illus “The true story of the Israeli attack on an American intelligence ship.” Presentation copy signed by “a. This fifth edition of Assault on the Liberty should be read by all James M. Ennes , Jr. .. deck, to the room I now shared with Jim O’Connor.

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Retrieved 29 November Johnson launched allegedly nuclear-armed aircraft targeted against Cairo from a U. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Assault On The Liberty by James M. Ennes Jr.

Akinsheld Israel to be culpable and suggested several theories for Israel’s possible motives, including the desire to blame Egypt and bring the U.

The Israeli attack on America and the ‘Soviet destroyer. Clearly no such launch could have been intended for offensive purposes.

Two subsequent Israeli inquiry librety and a historical ennew concluded the attack was conducted because Liberty was confused with an Egyptian vessel and because of failures in communications between Israel and the U.

In a message sent from U. The inquiry’s terms of reference were limited to whether any shortcomings on the part of the Liberty’s crew had contributed to the injuries and deaths that resulted from the attack. She was decommissioned in June and struck from the Naval Vessel Register. Be the first to ask a question about Assault On The Liberty. As a common root of these problems, Israel blamed the combination of alarm and fatigue experienced by the Israeli forces at that point of the war when pilots were severely overworked.

Return to Book Page. Joshua rated librrty liked it Aug 04, Retrieved from ” https: Public persons are free to assail and insult every nation in the world — including their own United States — except Israel.


Assault On The Liberty

English transcripts of the released tapes indicate that Israel still spoke of hitting an Egyptian supply ship even after the attack had stopped.

After being cleared to attack, the Mirages dove on the ship and attacked with mm cannons and rockets. This book was an important book asssault a neglected and repressed subject – the deliberate Israeli attack on a US Naval vessel during the Six Day War in Though Egyptian warships were known to disguise their identities with Western markings, they usually displayed Arabic letters and numbers only.

Refresh and try again. This is the story of a day in when things went horribly wrong. When the ship was “confirmed to be American” the torpedo boats returned at about 4: Retrieved 26 November The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony contains, as an aside matter during hearings concerning a foreign aid authorization bill, questions and statements from several senators and responses from then Secretary of DefenseRobert McNamaraabout the Liberty attack.

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Ernest Carl Castlethat Israel would defend its coast with every means at its disposal. He chose not to make any public th and delegated this task to Phil G.

A life raft which floated from the ship was picked up by T and found to bear US Navy markings. A summary tthe of the NSA-translated tapes [98] indicates that at Z Hatzor air control began directing lliberty Israeli Air Force helicopters to an Egyptian warship, to rescue its crew: Medical personnel were transferred to Libertyand she was escorted to Maltawhere she was given interim repairs. On 10 OctoberThe Jerusalem Post ran an interview with Yiftah Spectorone of the pilots who participated in the attack, [99] and thought to be the lead pilot of the first wave of aircraft.

It was not an investigation focused on the Liberty attack; although, the committee’s report contains a section that describes communications flow involved with the Liberty incident. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Webarchive template wayback links All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking kames references from July Wikipedia pages assaultt editing restriction Use dmy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata Coordinates on Wikidata.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The aircraft approaching Liberty were recalled to the Saratoga.

Nov 09, Glenn rated it it was amazing. The June 13 memorandum is an “account of circumstances of the attack After arriving, one of the helicopter pilots was asked, by his ground-based controller, assaulr verify that the ship was flying an American flag.

So although it doesn’t flow as well as books written by professional historians, it’s very interesting and well-documented. As ofthe NSA has yet to declassify “boxes and boxes” of Liberty documents. Even today there is no official confirmation of that launch and much high-level denial.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Geoff German rated it liked it Jul 12, Martin recalled the aircraft minutes later. Secretary of State axsault the time of the incident, wrote:. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Attacks on United States Navy ships during peacetime.

He reported seeing no flag, but saw the ship’s GTR-5 marking. We learned that the ship had been attacked in error by Israeli gunboats and aircraft. The captain of boat T reached the same conclusion independently.