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Pueblo Affair / Navy Inquiry #442438

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 20, 1969
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(Studio) Navy inquiry into seizure of Pueblo by North Korea begun; ship's skipper, Lloyd Bucher, was 1st witness before 5 admiral board of inquiry.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(San Diego, California) Ship itself may have been cause for capture. Bucher said Pueblo inadequate for emergencies; destruct system consisted of 2 axes and 2 shredders for classified documents. Scuttling ship would have taken 2 1/2 hrs. Commander Bucher tells of refusal of request for explosive destruct system for ship. Question of Bucher's defense of ship and later confession to be taken up. United States government lied to confession to get Pueblo release.
REPORTER: KLGO-TV David Burrington Artist: Gene Widhoff

Huntley, Chet

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