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Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the Mia Mystery

McConnell, Malcolm

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ISBN 10: 0671871188 / ISBN 13: 9780671871185
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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440pp/illus. A conspiracy theory- that our goverment knowingly abandoned hundreds of American prisoners in Southeast Asia-has been widely prevalent. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 007272

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Title: Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Printing

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Providing definitive answers to the POW/MIA mystery, an authoritative investigation into an enduring controversy reveals shocking information from secret Vietnamese archives about MIA and POW cases, including photographs and material obtained from Operation Swamp Ranger. 30,000 first printing.

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In the face of Hanoi's policy of withholding POW/MIA information, a U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency operation called Swamp Ranger, led by former U.N. refugee officer Theodore G. Schweitzer, gained access to the People's Army archives and examined records of Americans who survived capture during the Vietnam War and some who did not. Schweitzer also obtained photos of U.S. prisoners, alive or dead. Though Vietnamese military officials were helpful, the civilian bureaucracy eventually withdrew cooperation, but not before Schweitzer had collected information on the fate of hundreds of missing American servicemen. McConnell's (Into the Mouth of the Cat) book demolishes the myth that Washington knowingly abandoned surviving POWs in Indochina. It also exposes fund-raising scams, bogus former POWs and others who attempt to take advantage of grieving relatives. The book offers vivid glimpses of Vietnam, especially the corruption, greed and negative impact of the current commercial boom on the resolution of the MIA issue. Photos not seen by PW. Military Book Club selection.
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