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The Korea Now Podcast

Mar 16, 2018

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Mitchell Lerner. They speak about the 1968 capture of the USS Pueblo, an American spy ship, in international waters by North Korea. Walking through the details of the attack, the North Korean motivations, the failures of planning by the US Navy, as well as the broader historical and political significance of the incident, a fascinating story of both farce and tragedy develops

Mitchell Lerner is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and the director of the Institute for Korean Studies at Ohio State University. He won the John Lyman Award for the best work in US Naval History for his book, ‘The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy’, and is the editor of ‘A Companion to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson’, and ‘Looking Back at LBJ’

*** Due to internet challenges, this interview was conducted via a telephone. Any issues with sound quality are a result of this.


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