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Wilson Burge ©Stars and StripesSouth Korea, February, 1968: Two weeks after the seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korea, armored personnel carriers from the 2nd Infantry Division line up in a frozen rice paddy near Freedom Bridge at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. A meeting of the armistice commission the same day at nearby Panmunjom produced no information about the captured ship, but North Korean accusations that U.N. forces were violating the rules of the DMZ were met by a countercharge that the North Koreans had sent a 31-man assassination team below the border with the intention of storming the presidential palace in Seoul and killing President Chung Hee Park.

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