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-- Table of Contents --
Report of the
Senate Select Committee
POW-MIA Affairs



1 Acknowledgements Preface material; thanks to those who worked for the committee.
2 Executive Summary - Dedication Executive Summary and dedication of the report
3 Methods and Approach Committee describes their investigative methods and approach
4 Findings and Recommendations: Summary A summary of the Committee's findings and recommendations
5 Paris Peace Accords A review of the provisions and application of the Paris Peace Accords; U. S. experience with the Accords.
6 Key Questions
7 Implementation
8 Effect of U. S.  Statements

DRV and Pathet Lao

Orchestrated confusion with the Vietnamese and the Lao
  Findings and Recommendations: Detailed Detailed findings and recommendations about all aspects of the Committee's work.
10 Accounting for Missing Overview of the accounting process and situation at end of war
11 Info from Returned POWs Men who returned from captivity provided information on missing men
12 Intelligence Intelligence operations and information
13 Other Analyses
14 Possible POW Signals
15 Covert Operations

Government Policies & Actions:
Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan

Examination of policies and actions in administrations from the end of the war to time of the committee



Inter-Agency Group


Remains Recovery Efforts

20 Private Efforts: Overview The SSC investigated the activities of private organizations that claim to be working to recover missing Americans.
21 Disseminating Unreliable Information
22 Fundraising
23 Families of Missing Men:  Overview Families of missing men:  their organizations and activities; government relations with families.

Public Relations

25 Gauging Cooperation of Governments of Southeast Asia The SSC examined the extent of cooperation from the governments of Southeast Asia in working with the U. S. to find information about missing men.
26 1992: Efforts to Effect Cooperation Actions taken by the Clinton and Bush Administrations and by the SSC to improve cooperation by the governments of SEAsia
27 Information from Russia, China, and North Korea Committee review of information obtained from Russia (USSR), China, and North Korea
28 Specific Testimony This section contains excerpts from testimony by several individuals who claim to have "inside" information about U.S. POWs taken to China and the USSR
29 Activities in Moscow SSC members and staff visited Moscow in an effort to learn what the Russians knew about U.S. POWs from WW II, Korea, and Vietnam.  This is a report of that visit.
30 Conclusions and a Look Ahead The Committee's conclusions and recommendations for further research, analysis, and action.
1 Chronology Chronology of the Vietnam War POW-MIA issue.
2 Individual Cases The cases of Americans missing in SEAsia have been examined by various senior officials, boards, and commissions.  These appendices describe several of these "lists" on missing men.

The Vessey 135 Cases - Part I      
Part II     
Part III    

President Reagan appointed General John Vessey, USArmy (Retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as his emissary to Vietnam.  Vessey reviewed the loss incidents of all missing personnel and selected 135 to present to the Vietnamese as requiring their immediate response.

Senator Smith's 324 Compelling Cases - Part I
Part II     
Part III    
Part IV      
Part V      
Part VI    
Part VII   


Senator Robert Smith (R, NH), vice-chairman of the SSC, prepared his own list of "324 compelling cases."
3 Prior Investigations The SSC reviewed prior investigations into the POW-MIA issue.
4 Witnesses  A list of witnesses who appeared before the SSC.
5 Selected Documents The SSC reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents.  This appendix contains selected quotes from a few of these.

Selected Testimony - Part I

 Part II     
Part III    
Part IV   
Part V    
Part VI    
Part VII   
Part VIII    
Part IX    

The SSC heard hundreds of hours of testimony from many witnesses.  This appendix contains selected testimony that illustrates points the SSC felt are important.


Acknowledgements The SSC acknowledges its staff members. Last section.

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