Hanoi Show-and-Tell

To prove there are no POWs, Vietnam showers Senators with grisly artifacts

DETERMINED TO PUT TO REST CHRONIC SUSPICIONS that they are hiding live American POWs, Vietnamese officials pulled out all stops to cooperate with a visiting delegation from the U.S. Senate. Not only were Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his colleagues permitted to wander freely about the Vietnamese military headquarters known as the Citadel, they were buried in previously withheld documents and paraphernalia from dead and captured Americans. Included among the wartime artifacts handed over to Kerry were a handful of Social Security cards, a charred diary, flight suits worn by downed pilots, and a helmet said to have been left behind...

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