Congressional Record: February 14, 2005 (Senate)
Page S1356

                           UNITED STATES NAVY

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

                               S. Res. 53

       Whereas the USS Pueblo, which was attacked and captured by 
     the North Korean Navy on January 23, 1968, was the first 
     United States Navy ship to be hijacked on the high seas by a 
     foreign military force in over 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 North 
     Korean territorial waters;
       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 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.