The Target Is Destroyed

By Seymour M. Hersh,

Book cover of The Target Is Destroyed: What Really Happened To Flight 007 And What America Knew About It

Book description

Documents the circumstances surrounding the Soviet attack on, and downing of, a Korean Airlines civilian 747 jet in September, 1983

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A brilliant investigation into one of the great mysteries of the Cold War - why had flight KAL007 drifted 350 miles off course into sensitive Soviet military airspace when it was shot down? Was it a genuine navigational error or could it have been a more sinister spying operation?

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