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Old 07-25-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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This story is not directly related to Colorado but the ship in question is named for the City of Pueblo. Plus this is an interesting story and piece of history that is often overlooked these days. My favorite part of the story is the crew's nice little showing of defiance for the propaganda photos! Of course, a crew in the same circumstances but in today's military would probably have more to fear from our own authorities than their captors for such a stunt, but I digress.

North Korea unveiling its greatest Cold War prize: captured US Navy spy ship USS Pueblo | Fox News
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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This thread was moved from the Colorado forum, hence the disclaimer at the beginning.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This should be in the Colorado forum.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Wink USS Pueblo

Yes, this should be in the Colorado forum.

The USS Pueblo was named for Pueblo, Colorado. It is still a commissioned US Navy ship, and the only one, uhmm, not under US control.

More info on this here:
North Korea to put US spy ship captured in 1968 on display | World news | guardian.co.uk
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Its kind of ironic that this would happen to a ship named after Pueblo.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: london,England
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an even more interesting and realitivley unknown incident is the attacking by the Israeli air force of the US warship the liberty in 1967,this was totally unprovoked and ended in the deaths of 34? US sailors even now nobody accepts that the israeli's made a mistake ...it WAS absolutely THE intented target

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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The biggest impact of Pueblo was its influence on Gerald Ford's decision-making process with the Mayaguez incident.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I think we should hit it with a drone.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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I think we should hit it with a drone.
I've actually wondered about this as well. It's disastrous foreign policy, and given the way they think (or don't) over there in N. Korea, it would be considered an act of war. And we would not risk the loss of civilian life just to scuttle a ship and save it from becoming a war trophy. Hell, the Navy just wrote off a 20 year old submarine (which is not that old in "ship years"). We certainly are not going to risk war over a relic of a ship. Let them have their war trophy. This makes for some interesting history and military trivia.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Although a similar number of people were involved in the Pueblo incident, as with the 1980 Iranian hostage incident, the Iranian hostages got WAY more attention and were on everyone's minds daily for an entire year, and this was one factor in Reagan's election victory over Carter that year (and also on the USA's decision to support Iraq's Saddam Hussein in his 8-year war with Iran).

The Pueblo incident unfortunately had to compete with other more serious world issues happening at that time (like Vietnam's alarming and decisive "Tet offensive"), so the news media gave it second-fiddle.
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