Commentary and Analysis

These materials include both expert commentary on the factual and legal issues as well as scientific and technical analysis of the evidence.


A Juridical Examination of the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

LCDR Walter L. Jacobsen, JAGC USN

This law review article, published in the Winter, 1986 edition of the Naval Law Review, examines the legal issues involved in the illegal Israeli attack on USS Liberty..


Attack on the USS Liberty: Realpolitik Gone Haywire.

LCDR Richard D. Lee, USN

Article published by the Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB


Assault on the USS Liberty: Deliberate Action or Tragic Accident?

Col. Peyton E. Smith

This article, published by the United States Army War College examines the nature of the attack on USS Liberty.

The Russians Were Coming The Soviet Military Threat in the 1967 Six-Day War

Article by Isabella Ginor, analyzing the tension between the US and USSR in the Middle East in 1967.


American Media Misses the Boat
USA Today and theUSS

Article by Allison Weir on the refusal by USA Today to correct clear errors in its story on the Israel attack on USS Liberty.


The Assault on The USS LIberty Still Covered Up After 25 Years

Article by James M. Ennes, Jr. about the cover up of the Israeli attack on USS Liberty in 1967 - an attack that still has not been investigated.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen M. Walt

This study, authored by two Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Fellows, addresses the disproportionately powerful Israeli lobby as it affects U.S. foreign policy.



Friendless Fire

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings article by David Walsh. The articledeals with the Israeli claims that their brutal attack on USS Liberty was "friendly fire."


Mission Memorial: Remembering USS Liberty

Article by Susan Katz Keating in the magazine of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.