The Liberty Incident

Foreign Broadcast Information Service

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service is a United States government operation which translates the text of daily broadcasts, government statements, and select news stories from non-English sources around the world. One report with translations is issued for each of eight world regions for each day. The texts of these translations are available in paper (1958-60), microfilm (1961-74), microfiche (1975-96), and a combination of the internet and CD-ROM (1996 to present). It is a part of the Central Intelligence Agency and overtly collects intelligence under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligency Agency for Science and Technology.

The following materials are translated transcripts of broadcasts collected by FBIS from Egypt (United Arab Republic), Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Israel from 1 Jun 1967 through 27 Jun 1967. The materials demonstrate the false charges that the United States and Great Britain were engaged in fighting for the Israelis in the 1967 war. The items relating to the Liberty Incident (marked with arrows) show how the presence of the Liberty was used to support these claims.

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