Does "90 miles east" mean anything to you? Have you ever heard of the "12-mile" rule recognized by the U.N.?Rogue :
"April 1969: An EC-121, US reconnaissance plane is shot down 90 miles (140 km) east of the North Korean coast, leaving 31 dead.
November 1969: Four US soldiers are killed by North Koreans in the Demilitarized Zone."
It happened, and so unfortunate, though we'll never kinow if the EC-11 was over territorial waters or not. FYI, I'd rather take the U,.S,'s word for it that the EC-11 was NOT over N.Korean territorial waters.
Having said that, I wonder what you think of Nixon's reaction, which was NOTHING. Had Obama or Carter been in charge, would you have called them wusses?
Ah, Nixon was a PROGRESSIVE and he did order extensive bombing over North Vietnam and ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor too so I would not call him a wimp.
And you probably have no idea what "SIGENT" is? It is Signal Intelligence which you do not nee to over fly an area to gather radio/radar signals. But is nice if you can get away from other sources of radio signals like over SOUTH Korea so being over open water is GOOD for SIGENT work. I wonder how I know things like that?
Oh, you miss typed "EC-11" twice.