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Pueblo Surrender / Naval Question #444125

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1969
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(Studio) Pueblo affair raises questions about performance of duty under various circumstances.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) Should a captain go down with his ship?
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) [Retired Admiral Arleigh A. BURKE - reads Navy regulation citing death penalty should be bestowed upon one who gives up during battle or goes against flag. Reads another rule about preparing ship for action when enemy ship sighted. Few people who wouldn't have defended ship to limit. Thinks Bucher has difficult fight with himself about what he should have done.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Another view presented by leading Harvard Naval historian, Samuel Eliot Morison. Chesapeake surrendered in 1807 during peacetime because of British ship's superiority; no talk of captain's disgrace. Morison says Bucher kept up morale of men while in prison; did best thing under circumstances.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Huntley, Chet

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