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By Jack Cheevers

ISBN-10: 1101638648

ISBN-13: 9781101638644

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American undercover agent send set out on a deadly venture: to pinpoint army radar stations alongside the coast of North Korea. choked with complicated electronic-surveillance apparatus and categorized intelligence files, the USS Pueblo was once poorly armed and lacked backup by way of air or sea. Its team, led by means of a charismatic, hard-drinking ex?"submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was once made up generally of untested sailors of their teenagers and twenties.

On a frigid January morning whereas eavesdropping close to the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo used to be challenged by way of a North Korean gunboat. while Bucher attempted to flee, his send was once speedy surrounded through extra patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and compelled to give up. One American used to be killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his younger team have been taken prisoner through one of many world?™s so much competitive and erratic totalitarian regimes.

Less than forty-eight hours ahead of the Pueblo?™s catch, North Korean commandos had approximately succeeded in assassinating South Korea?™s president in downtown Seoul. jointly, the 2 explosive incidents driven chilly warfare tensions towards a flashpoint as either North and South Korea girded for war?"with fifty thousand American squaddies stuck among them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. strive against ships and airplane to augment South Korea, whereas secretly attempting to negotiate a relaxed approach to the crisis.

Act of struggle tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his males as they struggled to outlive cruel torture and horrendous dwelling stipulations in North Korean prisons. in keeping with huge interviews and various executive records published in the course of the Freedom of knowledge Act, this ebook additionally finds new information of Johnson?™s high-risk gambit to avoid warfare from erupting at the Korean peninsula whereas his negotiators desperately attempted to avoid wasting the sailors from attainable execution. A dramatic story of human persistence opposed to the backdrop of a global diplomatic poker video game, Act of struggle bargains classes at the perils of covert intelligence operations as the United States reveals itself confronting a number of twenty-first-century enemies.

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