USS Liberty survivor
On June 8, 1967 an overt act of war was committed against the United States. The combined air and sea attack against the naval ship USS Liberty killed 34 sailors, wounded another 171, and severely damaged the ship. At the time, the ship was in international waters north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. But the aggressor was not Egypt. It was not the Soviet Union or any other country with difficult relations with the United States. It was Israel. On this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with a USS Liberty survivor, US Navy petty officer Phil Tourney.