Talk:USS Liberty incident

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Former featured article candidate USS Liberty incident is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
August 21, 2005 Featured article candidate Not promoted

External links content to be put into article prose?[edit]

U.S. government sites[edit]

Sources saying attack was a mistake[edit]

Sources saying attack was deliberate[edit]

Survivors of the attack

Sources other than survivors

Stacey (talk) 21:06, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Andrew, Christopher M. For the President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995. Print. p.334 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.200.238.86 (talk) 00:15, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
    • The book's on my shelf. For the part actually stating this ("The Israelis had almost certainly decided to destroy the Liberty rather than allow it to monitor a crucial phase of their operations...") he just cites Bamford's Puzzle Palace. GABgab 00:32, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Friendly fire, definition?[edit]

Does the concept "friendly fire" include an attack on neutral forces? Or only on own or on allied forces? The current entry on friendly fire defines "friendly fire" as an attack by a military force on non-enemy, own, allied or neutral forces while attempting to attack the enemy, either by misidentifying the target as hostile, or due to errors or inaccuracy.

Currently the term "friendly fire" does not appear in the USS_Liberty_incident entry. Ad Orientem rolled back my good faith edit. But I reformed the sentence as follows:

Accidents and mistakes do occur in wartime. Journalist Ze'ev Schiff gave an example of a friendly fire incident where Israeli aircraft had bombed an Israeli armored column south of the West Bank town of Jenin the day before the attack on the Liberty.[75]

Obviously it was grave mistake. Whether or not friendly fire is controversial.-Yohananw (talk) 15:44, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Yohananw, I noticed that you edited friendly fire to match your definition/opinion of the term, and did not cite a source for your "friendly fire" edit. AFAIK, the term "friendly fire" has always been limited to mean "blue-on-blue" fire; i.e., firing at one's own or allied military forces. Whether or not it's obvious that the attack was a grave mistake is controversial, not whether or not it was "friendly fire."Ken (talk) 19:45, 30 August 2016 (UTC)