An excerpt from a presentation by Honorable John Stenbit,
Assistant Secretary for Defense C3I, given at Harvard University on
March 13, 2003

The Israelis called us up one day and said, "If you don't get that ship, the LIBERTY, out of this place we're going to sink it in twenty-four hours." We couldn't tell the ship to move when we got the data back because it was already under the water, because it took more than twenty-four hours for the data to wander in through the system and come out at the other end.

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