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1986

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The Pueblo Incident: Crisis Diplomacy In Northeast Asia, Carey Hester Apr 1986

The Pueblo Incident: Crisis Diplomacy In Northeast Asia, Carey Hester

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

On 23 January 1968, the U.S.S. Pueblo, a United States Navy intelligence collection ship operating off the eastern shore of Wonsan, North Korea, was challenged, fired upon, and subsequently seized by a flotilla of North Korean naval ships. The Pueblo—with its crew bound, blindfolded, and guarded at gun point—was towed to Wonsan Harbor. The ship's crew, numbering eighty-three men, was detained in North Korea for eleven months until a diplomatic solution resolving the crisis was reached between the governments of the United States and North Korea. This thesis will examine the Pueblo incident within the ...