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Jeanne Kirkpatrick on Downing of Korean Airliner by Soviets

Six days after Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down when it strayed into Soviet air space on September 1, 1983, the Soviets issued a statement on the Moscow nightly news admitting they were responsible. In reaction to the admission, U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick is critical of the time the Soviets took to own up.

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  • Jeanne Kirkpatrick on Downing of Korean Airliner by Soviets
    Jeanne Kirkpatrick on Downing of Korean Airliner by Soviets

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    Six days after Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down when it strayed into Soviet air space on September 1, 1983, the Soviets issued a statement on the Moscow nightly news admitting they were responsible. In reaction to the admission, U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick is critical of the time the Soviets took to own up.

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  • George Schultz on Korean Air Lines Flight 007
    George Schultz on Korean Air Lines Flight 007

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    Secretary of State George Schultz addresses the press after the Soviets shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 on September 1, 1983. The commercial jetliner had wandered into Soviet air space en route from Anchorage to Seoul.

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