By Jack Cheevers
In 1968, a small, dilapidated American secret agent send set out on a deadly venture: to pinpoint army radar stations alongside the coast of North Korea. jam-packed with complex electronic-surveillance gear and categorised intelligence records, the USS Pueblo was once poorly armed and lacked backup through air or sea. Its staff, led through a charismatic, hard-drinking ex?"submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was once made up in general of untested sailors of their children and twenties.
On a frigid January morning whereas eavesdropping close to the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo was once challenged through a North Korean gunboat. while Bucher attempted to flee, his send used to be fast surrounded through extra patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and compelled to give up. One American used to be killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his younger workforce have been taken prisoner via one of many world?™s such a lot competitive and erratic totalitarian regimes.
Less than forty-eight hours sooner than the Pueblo?™s seize, North Korean commandos had approximately succeeded in assassinating South Korea?™s president in downtown Seoul. jointly, the 2 explosive incidents driven chilly conflict tensions towards a flashpoint as either North and South Korea girded for war?"with fifty thousand American infantrymen stuck among them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. strive against ships and airplane to enhance South Korea, whereas secretly attempting to negotiate a calm technique to the crisis.
Act of conflict tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his males as they struggled to outlive cruel torture and horrendous residing stipulations in North Korean prisons. in keeping with vast interviews and diverse govt records published throughout the Freedom of knowledge Act, this booklet additionally finds new information of Johnson?™s high-risk gambit to avoid conflict from erupting at the Korean peninsula whereas his negotiators desperately attempted to avoid wasting the sailors from attainable execution. A dramatic story of human persistence opposed to the backdrop of a world diplomatic poker video game, Act of struggle bargains classes at the perils of covert intelligence operations as the US unearths itself confronting a number of twenty-first-century enemies.
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