[Congressional Record: April 18, 2007 (Senate)]
[Page S4699]

                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS


                         THE UNITED STATES NAVY

  Mr. ALLARD submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
the Committee on Foreign Relations:

                              S. Res. 154

       Whereas the USS Pueblo, which was attacked and captured by 
     the Navy of North Korea on January 23, 1968, was the first 
     ship of the United States Navy to be hijacked on the high 
     seas by a foreign military force in more than 150 years;
       Whereas 1 member of the USS Pueblo crew, Duane Hodges, was 
     killed in the assault, while the other 82 crew members were 
     held in captivity, often under inhumane conditions, for 11 
       Whereas the USS Pueblo, an intelligence collection 
     auxiliary vessel, was operating in international waters at 
     the time of the capture, and therefore did not violate the 
     territorial waters of North Korea;
       Whereas the capture of the USS Pueblo resulted in no 
     reprisals against the Government or people of North Korea and 
     no military action at any time; and
       Whereas the USS Pueblo, though still the property of the 
     United States Navy, has been retained by the Government of 
     North Korea for more than 30 years, was subjected to 
     exhibition in the North Korean cities of Wonsan and Hungham, 
     and is now on display in Pyongyang, the capital city of North 
     Korea: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) demands the return of the USS Pueblo to the United 
     States Navy; and
       (2) directs the Secretary of the Senate to transmit copies 
     of this resolution to the President, the Secretary of 
     Defense, and the Secretary of State.