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Pueblo Affair / Harris Testimony #444450

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1969
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(Studio) Officer in charge of secret papers and equipment aboard intelligence ship Pueblo testifies at Navy hearing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Coronado, California) Commander Lloyd Bucher gets wkend vacation. [BUCHER - states he is pleased to have had rest.] Lieutenant Stephen Harris, charge of classified materials, testifies. Bucher has implied Harris should share in blame for not destroying all secret documents and equipment. Harris and Bucher left court together. Reporter asks if Harris would have acted differently about destroying documents, if he had it to do again. [HARRIS - feels they will review these things over and over. Facts well-established at hearing. Says he's still standing despite ordeal before 5 adms.] [BUCHER - declares he can't see where he would have acted differently if incident occurred today.] Questioning cut off about any attempt to recover and assess Pueblo after capture. Rear Admiral George Cassell told not to testify about recovery efforts.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David

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