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POW MIA

Many of these records concerning Vietnam-era prisoners-of-war and missing-in-action were located, reviewed and released as a result of requests from next-of-kin and other interested parties concerning specific individuals in this category. Most of the records, however, were located and released as a result of Executive Order 12812, dated July 1992, which required all executive branch agencies of the government to review, declassify and release relevant documents pertaining to American POWs and MIAs missing in Southeast Asia. In accordance with this order, CIA conducted a thorough and exhaustive search of its operational files, finished intelligence reports, memoranda, background studies and open source files. CIA's compliance with the executive order was completed on 9 November 1993. This collection also contains a limited number of documents created after that date, most notably a National Intelligence Estimate entitled "Vietnamese Intentions Capabilities, and Performance Concerning the POW/MIA Issue (April 1998)" and the Joint Report of the Inspectors General of the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency entitled "A Review of the 1998 National Intelligence Estimate on POW/MIA Issues and the Charges Levied by 'A Critical Assessment' of the Estimate (29 February 2000)." Certain material was withheld from the records released based on the continuing need to protect sources and methods, negotiations on foreign policy issues such as the normalization of relations, or privacy issues related to returnees and the families of POWs and MIAs.

Documents in this Collection

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FOIA

ALLEGED SIGHTING OF LIVE U.S.PRISONERS OF WAR IN THE LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC RE

Document Number: 0000037153
Pages:
6

FOIA

ALLEGED SIGHTINGS OF CAUCASIAN PRISONERS INCARCERATED IN THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC

Document Number: 0000037159
Pages:
5

FOIA

ALLEGED VIET CONG USE OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN NGHIA HANH DISTRIC T, QUA

Document Number: 0000009871
Pages:
2

FOIA

ALLEGED VIET CONG USE OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN NGHIA HANH DISTRIC T, QUA

Document Number: 0000013297
Pages:
2

FOIA

ALLIED PRISONERS IN THE HANDS OF THE VC

Document Number: 0000013835
Pages:
3

FOIA

AMBASSADOR SAYS LIVING U.S. MIAS UNLIKELY

Document Number: 0000107288
Pages:
1

FOIA

AMBASSADOR TO UN REFUTES U.S. POW RUMORS

Document Number: 0000511920
Pages:
2

FOIA

AMERICAN ADVISOR POW SHOT BY LOCAL FORCES CADRE IN VIEN TRINH HAMLET, THUA THIE

Document Number: 0000013901
Pages:
2

FOIA

AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRISONERS OF WAR IN TUYEN QUANG PROVINCE

Document Number: 0000009900
Pages:
2

FOIA

AMERICAN AND THAIL PRISONERS NEAR BAN NA KAY IN HOUA PHAN PROVINCE

Document Number: 0000108075
Pages:
3

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