Investigations: Deja Vu All Over Again

Deja Vu All Over Again

Hope -- and conspiracy theories -- can nurture the most enduring myths. Although after a decade of intense investigation the United States still has no firm evidence that American servicemen survive in Vietnam, a new report released last week has rekindled the emotional issue once again. Prepared at the behest of North Carolina's Republican Senator Jesse Helms, a new special minority study from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asserts that a 1974 government analysis concluded that "several hundred living POW/MIAs were still held captive in Southeast Asia." The Pentagon categorically denied the existence of the analysis. "While we have yet to...

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