Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

POW/MIA Issue -- Fact Fiction and Spin

Day Three -- Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Third Session 1315-1500 (Click to See Video) (Click here to see transcript) [Suggestion: you might want to listen to the Video while reading the transcript. To do this, open the Video which will take you toWindows Media Player and then minimize it and open the transcript.]

14. POW/MIA issue – Fact, Fiction and Spin [Bill Bell/Jay Veith]

Speaker: Bill Bell and Jay Veith

Speaker’s Biographical Information:

Leave No Man Behind by Garnett "Bill" Bell with George J. Veith
The Vietnam War's POW/MIA issue has haunted America since the early stages of the war. Shrouded in controversy, a subject of great emotion amid charges of governmental conspiracy and Communist deceit, the possibility of American servicemen being held in secret captivity after the war's end has influenced U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia for three decades. Now, the first chief of the U.S. POW/MIA office in postwar Vietnam provides an insider's account of that effort. In an illuminating and deeply personal memoir, the government's top POW/MIA field investigator discusses the history of the search for missing Americans, reveals how the Communist Vietnamese stonewalled U.S. efforts to discover the truth, and how the standards for MIA case investigations were gradually lowered while pressure for expanded commercial and economic ties with communist Vietnam increased. Leave No Man Behind is the compelling story of one man's quest, at great individual cost, to find the truth about America's missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Website : http://www.goblinfernpress.com/bookpage_lnmb.html

Discussion Forum: Click here to Discuss Session 14

Articles of Interest:

When John Kerry's Courage Went M.I.A. Senator Covered Up Evidence of P.O.W.'s Left Behind by Sydney H. Schanberg

Suggested Reading:

Leave No Man Behind, Garnett "Bill" Bell with George J. Veith,


O’Hanlon’s Corollary: Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.
Harold Coyle, Dead Hand, pg. 62-63