Lost in China

After all the fuss over possible POWs in Russia and Vietnam, a U.S. Senator just back from Pyongyang says hundreds of American servicemen captured during the Korean War were sent to China and never returned. Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, said, "Every single Korean official we talked to confirmed" that U.S. prisoners of war had been sent to China. "They weren't returned," he said. Beijing has repeatedly denied that China kept any American POWs except for 21 who asked to stay.

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