August 17, 2022

Author: U.S. dealt with hawkish S. Koreans in Pueblo affair

New book shows how Johnson administration managed spy ship crew’s abduction in tense Cold War-environment

In January 1968, the North Korean navy captured the USS Pueblo, starting an 11-month ordeal in which the crew were imprisoned while the U.S. government negotiated their release and worked to prevent further hostilities.

While the Pueblo incident is an often forgotten part of recent U.S. history, Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo, a new book by former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Cheevers richly details this event and the stories of the crew who survived this imprisonment.