The IDF’s strike on the Liberty served to weld the US and Israel together, in a kind of political and military embrace. Now, every time the IDF attacks defenseless villages in Gaza and the West Bank with F-16s and Apache helicopters, the Palestinians quite rightly see the bloody assaults as a joint operation, with the Pentagon as a hidden partner.
The American Legion’s resolution brings the nation’s largest veterans organization back on the side of the USS Liberty survivors in calling upon Congress to publicly, impartially, and thoroughly investigate the attack on the USS Liberty
In a historic move, the American Legion, at its national convention in Reno on Thursday, August 24, 2017, approved Resolution 40 (text provided below) calling for the first full U.S. government investigation of Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. Gunnery Sergeant Bryce F. Lockwood (USMC, ret.) was on hand during the entire