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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

AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR IN VIET CONG INTER-REGION 5 (WITH COVER MEMO)

Document Number: 0000023241
Pages:
4

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONER WHO COOPERATED WITH THE VC IN VC QUANG DA SPECIAL ZONE AND C

Document Number: 0000039313
Pages:
7

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONER WHO COOPERATED WITH THE VC IN VC QUANG DA SPECIAL ZONE AND C

Document Number: 0000023237
Pages:
7

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS IN DARLAC PROVINCE

Document Number: 0000009686
Pages:
1

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS OBSERVED IN LONG KHANH AND BINH DUONG PROVINCES

Document Number: 0000009898
Pages:
3

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR

Document Number: 0000009698
Pages:
3

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN QUANG NGAI AND QUANG NAM PROVINCES

Document Number: 0000009837
Pages:
4

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN VIET CONG INTER-REGION 5

Document Number: 0000013299
Pages:
4

FOIA

AMERICAN PRISONERS, PATHET LAO/NORTH VIETNAMESE NATIONAL MILITARY HEADQU ARTERS

Document Number: 0000009688
Pages:
2

FOIA

AMERICANS REMAINING IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND DETENTION OF AMERICANS IN NORTH VIETN

Document Number: 0000009440
Pages:
3

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