199. Telegram From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, European Command (Lemnitzer)1

7347. Subj: USS Liberty (U).

Refs: a. JCS 7337/072230Z Jun 67;2 b. COMSIXTHFLT 071503Z Jun 67 (Notal).3

1.
(U) Cancel ref a.
2.
(TS) Reg Liberty comply new op areas defined last sentence para 2 ref b, until further notice, i.e., not closer than 100 NM to Israel, Syria, Egypt and 25 NM to Cyprus.4
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, NSC Histories, Middle East Crisis, Vol. 7, Appendix H. Top Secret; Immediate. Repeated Immediate to CNO, CINCLANT, CINCLANTFLT, CINCUSNAVEUR, COMSIXTHFLT, CTF 64, USS LIBERTY, HQ-NSAEUR, NSAEUR OFF GERMANY, DIRNSA, DIRNAVSECGRU, ADIRNAVSECGRU, DIRNAVSECGRULANT, DIRNAVSECGRUEUR.
  2. JCS telegram 7337 to USCINCEUR, 072230Z Jun 67, modified the instructions in JCS 6724 ( Document 118) to provide that the Liberty should approach no closer than 20 NM to the UAR and 15 NM to Israel. (Johnson Library, National Security File, NSC Histories, Middle East Crisis, Vol. 7, Appendix H)
  3. Document 192.
  4. The U.S.S. Liberty did not receive this message. See Document 217.