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04/01/1989 Gulf of Sidra incident between America and Libya

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Gulf of Sidra Incident 1989 - Defense Department Tape

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Gulf of Sidra incident 1989 - Computer Animation

John F. Kennedy was sailing toward the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Two United States Navy F-14 Tomcats shot down two Libyan MiG-23 Floggers which the Americans believed were attempting to engage them. Libya accused the U.S. of attacking two unarmed reconnaissance planes which were on a routine mission over international waters.