Robert: I remember this. The US left Bucher and his crew with no backup or air support in dangerous waters. When they were captured they were brutalized. They tried to destroy sensitive documents and and encryption devices but were unable to before capture. The crew and captain were poorly treated upon their return, and their capture were listed as "detainees" and not as prisoners of war as it should have been. Captain Bucher followed orders not to start an international incident, and despite the fact that he followed those orders, a court martial was recommended which never happened because of intervention of the secretary of the Navy. Many thought he and his crew were made scapegoats for a flawed navy operation. With all the recent incident in Pacific waters, it does not seem much has changed with the navy, except for the bravery of the men.