Viet Nam: Failed Mission to Hanoi

Communist officials still insist they have no more M.I.A.s

The twin-engine executive jet that landed at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport last week looked distinctly out of place next to the Ilyushins and Antonovs parked on the tarmac. On its fuselage was lettered United States of America. A team of top U.S. officials had flown in to discuss with Communist officials an issue that still stirs deep emotions among Americans: the fate of 2,553 U.S. soldiers still unrecovered from the Indochina War.

The delegation, the ninth to visit Hanoi since the war ended almost...

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