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December 2020

Naval War College Review: “Improbable Allies”

A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane with 31 men aboard is reported missing in the Sea of Japan. The North Koreans are boasting that they have “shot down an American spy plane.” The information triggers a unique, massive, multinational sea and air search for possible survi-vors of the EC-121. The cast includes improbable rescuers—Russian warships which happen to be in the area and volunteer their services.

By Bill Streifer and Irek Sabitov

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December 23, 1968 The Crew of USS Pueblo Released!

On January 28, 1968, fourteen miles from North Korean land, the USS PUEBLO was attacked and captured by overwhelming forces from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The crew was detained and interrogated until their release on December 23, 1968, 338 days after their capture. Despite the crew’s valiant efforts to destroy classified materials on board, much was not destroyed and fell into North Korean hands when the ship was captured.  Many believe the Soviets were given access to the ship, including the cryptographic devices.

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Remembering ADR1 Ballard F. Connors, Jr., USN, KIA, EC-121 Shootdown

ADR1 Ballard Franklin Connors, Jr
December 21, 1942 – April 15, 1969

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A Brief History of the Radio Security Station Marine Det Peiping China

Radio Security Station
Marine Detachment Peiping, China
1927-1935

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NCS San Miguel Philippines Moved to Clark Airbase, December 1975

San Miguel was located on the South China Sea, about 26 miles (1 hour drive) north of the U.S. Naval Base at Subic Bay.

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China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress

China’s navy is viewed as posing a major challenge to the U.S. Navy’s ability to achieve and maintain wartime control of blue-water ocean areas in the Western Pacific—the first such challenge the U.S. Navy has faced since the end of the Cold War—

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