North Korea: Specter of Pueblo

Over and over, North Korea's propaganda organs trumpeted the news. A "heavily armed" American espionage ship, escorted by jet fighters and warships, had been sunk in the Yellow Sea. "Officers and men of the Korean Peoples' Army," said one report,"instantly sent to the bottom of the sea the enemy's armed spy ship, which intruded deep into the coastal waters." Scare headlines sprouted around the world, stirring memories of the North Korean capture of the U.S. electronic intelligence ship Pueblo in January 1968. Had a similar incident taken place?

Evidently not. In Seoul, South Korea's...

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