Friday, November 20, 2009
On My Nightstand: Never Forgotten: The Search for Israel's Lost Submarine Dakar
The latest book to grace my nightstand is Never Forgotten: The Search for Israel's Lost Submarine Dakar, by David Jourdan. It recounts the arduous journey of trying to determine what happened to the INS Dakar, which was lost at sea on January 25, 1968 with 69 Israelis aboard somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea. It came at a time when Israel was trying to counter a growing Soviet and Arab naval threat and attempts to find out what happened failed for the better part of 30 years due to a lack of technological capabilities and faulty assumptions on where to actually search for the Dakar.