(CIA A-12 Recce mission on 26 January)
Taedong River, Pyongyang, North Korea ( 38°59’27.83″N x 125°43’32.13″E)
Read the story here, here or here. A clearly provactive and illegal hijacking on the high seas by the North Koreans – and compounded by inexplicably poor contingency planning on the part of US forces when Pueblo signaled her distress and called for assistance and rescue. None came.
Her continued possession by North Korea is an illegal act and is, for all intents and purposes, the equivalent of an extended middle digit in the face of the US as long as this condition continues.
The time has long since come for the return of the Pueblo and the extension of a formal apology and reparations by the North Korean government to the US and the crew and their families of the Pueblo. But we won’t hold our breath in anticipation of that coming to pass in this lifetime…
23 January 1968 – Remember the Pueblo.