Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Scorpion down : sunk by the Soviets, buried by the Pentagon

Scorpion down : sunk by the Soviets, buried by the Pentagon : the untold story of the USS Scorpion by Edward Offley

"In this work of investigative journalism, Ed Offley reveals that the U.S. Navy knew from the very beginning that the Scorpion had been sunk by the Soviets. Even before the Scorpion failed to show up at port, senior Navy officials had initiated an elaborate cover-up to suppress the real story of the undersea battle. The Navy has concealed the truth from the general public and families of the crewmen for nearly four decades. All ninety-nine American sailors aboard the Scorpion died in combat." "Here, Ed Offley tells the true story of the USS Scorpion for the first time. Offley tells the dramatic story of a secret battle that could have brought about World War III, and he conclusively demonstrates that the Navy's official story about the Scorpion incident - from the frantic open-ocean hunt for the wreckage to a Court of Inquiry's final conclusions - is nothing more than a carefully-constructed series of lies."--BOOK JACKET.

Related podcast: interview of the author describing his book Scorpion Down

2 comments:

Sean Tubbs said...

Thanks for the link - but you might want to correct the URL. This will get you to the interview with Mr. Offley much quicker.

http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2007/05/18/crn-author-ed-offley-on-scorpion-down/

Combined Arms Research Library said...

Thanks for the correction Sean!

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