Category: History: U.S.: 20th Century
Copyright/published Year: 2007 by Basic Books
In this major work of historical reporting, Ed Offley reveals ì that the sinking of the U.S.S. Scorpion has never been a mystery, ì but rather a secret buried by the U.S. government in a frantic ì attempt to keep the Cold War from turning into a hot war. The ì Soviets had torpedoed the Scorpion in reprisal for the ì destruction of the Soviet missile sub K-129, which the Americans ì had sunk in the Pacific just ten weeks earlier. But why does the ì U.S. Navy continue to hide the real story of what happened on ì that fateful day in 1968?
In Scorpion Down, military reporter Ed Offley tells the ì true story of the U.S.S. Scorpion for the first time and ì dramatically recounts a little-known episode that nearly brought ì about World War III. And he conclusively demonstrates that the ì Navy's official account of the Scorpion incident--from the ì frantic open-ocean hunt for the wreckage to a court of inquiry's ì final conclusions--is nothing more than a carefully constructed ì series of lies.
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