Investigate the USS Liberty Attack

34 Dead 174 Wounded-Ship Ordered Abandoned Under Fire

sponsored by Joe Meadors • co-sponsors: (2)Become a Co-sponsor

primary topic: Military Action
secondary topics: Foreign Affairs, Military Action, Veteran's Affairs

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The bill is to direct the President to establish an impartial independent committee to investigate the June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.

According to USS Liberty survivors the ship was attacked by unmarked aircraft, their radios were jammed on both US Navy tactical and international maritime distress frequencies and their life rafts were deliberately machine gunned in the water by attacking torpedo boats.

After they contacted the Sixth Fleet, two flights of rescue aircraft were launched with orders to drive off the forces attacking the USS Liberty but both flights were recalled while the USS Liberty was still under attack and calling for help.

The US government has never conducted an investigation of the attack on the USS Liberty.

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USS Liberty

by David Lewis on 05/04/12

I was the one RADM Geisconfided to that Lyndon Johnson had said "recall the aircraft, I will not embarass my ally" so we were left at the mercy of our attackers.

USS Liberty attack

by Dan on 12/28/11

There sure is a lot of information about the investigations that occurred on the Wikipedia!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident

USS Liberty attack

by Ernest Gallo on 10/06/11

As an eye witness who observed the attack, it was deliberate and never investigated. No Liberty crewmen has ever been asked to give testimony under oath to Congress. Why? This bill should be passed.

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