Conservative Republicans explain why Sen. McCain
obstructs POW/MIA investigations
McCain betrays POW/MIAs
An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs
Abandoned in Southeast Asia
R by Rep. Bill Hendon & Elizabeth A. Stewart
The dramatic history of living American soldiers left in Vietnam, and the first full account of the circumstances that left them there.
An Enormous Crime is nothing less than shocking. Based on thousands of pages of public and previously classified documents, it makes an utterly convincing case that when the American government withdrew its forces from Vietnam, it knowingly abandoned hundreds of POWs to their fate. The product of twenty-five years of research by former Congressman Bill Hendon and attorney Elizabeth A. Stewart, An Enormous Crime brilliantly exposes the reasons why these American soldiers and airmen were held back by the North Vietnamese at Operation Homecoming in 1973 and what these men have endured since.
Leave No Man Behind: Bill Bell and the Search for American POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War
by Garnett "Bill" Bell w/ Goerge J. Veith
Leave No Man Behind is the powerful story of Garnett "Bill" Bell's quest, at great personal cost, to find and bring home the POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. With his encyclopedic knowledge of the Vietnamese Communists and his fluency in various regional dialects, he penetrated the system the Communists had created to exploit American POWs for diplomatic concessions, or their remains and personnal effects for financial rewards. In this book, Bell shares his perspective as a witness to history as it unfolded.
Bill Bill is a two-tour Vietnam Vet with 33-years of military service. He was one of the last Americans to leave Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. Mr. Bell was the Pentagon's Chief of the U.S. Office for POW/MIA Affairs. Mr. Bell was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Cross of Gallantry, Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous other decorations.
The Men We Left Behind: Henry Kissinger, the Politics of Deceit and the Tragic Fate of Pows After the Vietnam War
by Mark A. Sauter & James D. Sanders
In Paris on February 1, 1973, the U.S. gave North Vietnam a letter from Nixon promising $3.25 billion in aid in exchange for a list of POWs. North Vietnam wanted "reparations" but Nixon called it "reconstruction." This book makes a strong case that the list of POWs was incomplete; Vietnam was too smart to release all prisoners on the mere promise of aid. When Nixon failed to deliver, many POWs were left behind. Vietnam did the same thing with French POWs in 1954, and their distrust of American motives must have been keen after Kissinger's 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Much evidence shows that Vietnam always used two or more parallel prison systems, with no cross- fertilization of prisoners between them. The men who came home in 1973 were from one system, and weren't aware of those who may have been left behind.
Since 1973, the Pentagon's cover-ups on this issue have been shameful. The brass want to hold out until the entire mess becomes a footnote instead of a career-stopper. Vietnam seems ready to wait also, and time is on their side. Now that relations are normalized, the transnationals moving into their economy are something of an insurance policy. In five or ten years, Vietnam might be in a position to demand reparations without fear of reprisals -- even another Kissinger wouldn't dare bomb Shell or Exxon.
Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam
by Monika Jenson Stevenson & William Stevenson
This gripping expose of a major political scandal of the Vietnam War is the story of a investigation by two award-winning journalists. Kiss the Boys Goodbye shows evidence of POWs abandoned in Vietnam.
From the government obstruction and missing files to censored testimony the book reveals that the power brokers are really in control. The well-detailed book leaves virtually no stone unturned.
The book is not only a "good read," it also contains a wealth of important information that no researcher of the Pow/MIA issue can do without. The author has gone to exhaustive lengths in the detailing of this American tragedy.
Betrayed: The Story of America's Missing POWs
by Jooseph Douglass, Jr.
Dr. Douglass is eminently qualified to write this important historial account. His earlier book, Red Cocaine, documented in meticulous detail the connection between the communist states of the USSR and the PRC and the present drug problem. In this important book he outlines the connection between the Soviet state and the fate of our POWs from three wars-WWII, Korea and Vietrnam. In terrifying detail he explains how our POWs were used as human guinea pigs. His sources are not taken just from historial archives but directly from one of the highest ranking members of the Soviet system in charge of our POWs; a person he personally debriefed as a member of the intelligence community. Importantly, he continued to work with this high-ranking defector until the defector died some decades later. The story he was told was later confirmed by unforlding events and testimony of surviving POWs. Of equal importance is the information he learned concerning the Soviet's massive physopharmacological program directed towards destroying the West. In this day of narcoterrorism, all Americans need to know what is revealed in this important book. It is written in a clear style that makes this story comprehensible and fascinating. I recommend the book without qualification.
- Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Is Anybody Listening?: A True Story About POW/MIAs In The Vietnam War
by Barbara Birchim w/ Sue Clark
Thirty-five long years and I was still seeking answers. If I could make someone in the government listen to the facts, I knew they'd want to act on them. After all, who wouldn't want to find one of our POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War? IS ANYBODY LISTENING? tells of dignitaries, presidents and those involved with the POW/MIA issue as I've known it since November 1968 when my husband, a Special Forces officer, became missing-in-action. The pages reveal my feelings and torment during my many trips to Southeast Asia in search of answers, and my frustrations while wandering the halls of Washington D.C. for help. The book was written to show the issue's insidious cover-up and my commitment to the truth.
Perfidy: The Government Cabel That Knowingly Abandoned Our POWs and Left Them To Die
by John Holland & Rev. Patrick Bascio
Co-authored by a career military man, retired Army Sergeant John "Top" Holland and his coauthor, Rev. Patrick Bascio (see more about these two remarkable fellows below) is the incredible story of how high-ranking U.S. government officials in the diplomatic and intelligence communities, along with certain elements in the military, have actively collaborated to cover up the fate of American POWs and MIAs. And as the authors demonstrate beyond any question, Sen. John McCain, himself a former POW, has been perhaps the most adamant roadblock on Capitol Hill in getting to the truth about the POW/MIA controversy. Again, this is something that very few Americans know about. But it's something that the POW and MIA families (with whom Holland and Bascio have worked closely for years) are very much aware of, and they want you and other Americans to know about it. And it's not only a matter of POWs and MIAs from Vietnam. The scandal reaches as far back as Korea and even to World War II, something that AFP's longtime correspondent, the late Mike Blair, wrote about back in the early 1970s. To repeat again that this 224-page volume is a genuine shocker is understating the matter. Once you've read this book you'll see that much of what you think you know about McCain, or about the events of America's wars of the mid-century and their aftermath, is not true.