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Re: 1969 EC-121 Shootdown
I am sure that my version is not the final version. Because of the secrecy
that still covers these missions, much documentation still remains
classified about this and other like incidents.
I don't believe that we tried to hush up the incident. In its time, it was
a huge incident (read crisis), following shortly on the heals of the North
Korean seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968. It was President Nixon's first
foreign policy crisis. Unfortunately, I do not know what the NK press said
about their version of events.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: 1969 EC-121 Shootdown
> In a message dated 4/22/2001 4:53:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << President Nixon order an immediate halt of all aerial reconnaissance
> missions in the Sea of Japan, but rescinded his order three days later,
> time ordering that all peripheral reconnaissance missions off North Korea
> accompanied by fighter escorts. >>
> Doesn't this sound familiar?
> I heard Bush is considering the use of fighter escorts in future spy
> History must be repeating itself.
> Anyway, thanks for the more informative history!
> But I am not sure your version will be the last word on the incident.
> Are you in agreement that this incident was kept in dark by US
> at the time? How about N.Korea?
> Didn't they announce it in their media?
> BTW, why is Navy always involved in these flying spy missions when
> these should have been handled by the Air Force?
> Is Navy more intelligent than the Air Force?