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A Finding Aid to Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the Vietnam War Era, 1960-1994

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Appendix O: Publications of the Congressional Committees Investigating Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia, 1969-92

[For more information about the records described in Appendix O, contact the Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408. Telephone: 202-357-5350]

House Committees

House Armed Services Committee
  • 1969 Mar. 4-6, 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, Apr. 25, 28, 1969, "Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on the U.S.S. Pueblo and EC-121 Plane Incidents"
  • 1970 Mar. 6, 1970, "Hearing on Problems of Prisoners of War and Their Families"
  • 1984 September 20, 1984, "Hearing on H.R. 4932, H.R. 5787, and H.R. 6100 and S. Con. Res. 75"

    House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee #2
  • 1974 November 19, 1974, hearing: "HR 16520, Legislation concerning changing status of military personnel missing in action"

    House Armed Services Committee, Investigations Subcommittee
  • 1986 September 10, 1986, hearing: "Activities of the Central Identification Laboratory"
  • 1987 September 15, 1987, hearing: "U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii (CILHI)"

    House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel and Compensation Subcommittee
  • 1990 January 30, 1990, hearing: "H.J. Res. 279, H.R. 1730 and H.R. 3401 (VRACIU Congressional Medal of Honor and MIAs/KIAs"

    House Committee on Internal Security
  • 1969 Dec. 9-11, 1969, hearing: "Investigation of Students for a Democratic Society. Part 7-A: Return of Prisoners of War, and Data Concerning Camera News, Inc., 'Newsreel'"
  • 1970 Dec. 9-11 & 16, 1970, hearing: "Investigation of Students for a Democratic Society (Return of Prisoners of War, and Data Concerning Camera News, Inc., 'Newsreel')"

    House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments
  • 1969 Nov. 13 & 14, 1969, hearing: "American Prisoners of War in Vietnam"
  • 1970 April 29 & May 1, 1970, hearing: "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1970"
  • 1971 March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 6, and 20, 1971, hearing: "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1971"
  • 1971 June 29, August 3, and September 28, 1971, "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1971"
  • 1972 February 2 and March 16, 1972, hearing: "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1972"
  • 1973 May 23, 30, and 31, 1973, hearing: "American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia, 1973"
  • 1973 December 5, 1973, hearing: "Missing in Action in Southeast Asia, 1973"

    House Select Committee on Missing Persons in Southeast Asia
  • 1975 September 23 and October 9 and 23, 1975, hearing: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia", pt. 1
  • 1975 November 5, 11, and 19 and December 17, 1975, hearing: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia", pt. 2
  • 1976 February 4, 18, and 25 and March 3, 17, 25, and 31, 1976, hearing: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia", pt. 3
  • 1976 April 7, May 12 and 26, and June 2, 1976, hearing: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia", pt. 4
  • 1976 June 17, 25, July 21, and September 21, 1976, hearing: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia", pt. 5
  • 1976 House Report 94-1764: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia"
  • 1976 Committee Print: "Americans Missing in Southeast Asia, Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations"

    House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • 1978 March 31, July 27, October 5, 27, 1977, and February 2, 1978, hearing: "Americans Missing in Action in Southeast Asia"
  • 1978 August 9 and September 8, 1978, hearing: "Americans Missing in Action in Southeast Asia"
  • 1979 April 10, May 7, and June 5, 1979, hearing and markup on House Concurrent Resolution 10: "POW/MIA's: U.S. Policies and Procedures"
  • 1979 October 17, 1979, hearing: "POW/MIA's: Policies and Procedures" part 2
  • 1980 June 27, 1980, hearing: "POW/MIA's: Oversight"
  • 1980 December 2, 1980, hearing: "POW/MIA's: Oversight," part 2
  • 1981 June 25, 1981, hearing: "Oversight" pt.1
  • 1982 September 30, 1982, hearing: "American POW/MIA's In Southeast Asia"
  • 1982 December 3 and 14, 1982, hearing on House Concurrent Resolution 425: "To Express the Sense of Congress Concerning Americans Missing in Action in Laos"
  • 1983 March 22, 1983, hearing: "New Information on U.S. MIA/POWs in Indochina?"
  • 1983 July 14, 1983, hearing: "POW/MIA's in Southeast Asia: A Continuing National Priority"
  • 1984 August 8, 1984, hearing: "Prisoners of War/Missing in Action in Southeast Asia: Recent Developments, Future Prospects
  • 1985 June 27, 1985, hearing: "Americans Missing in SouthEast Asia"
  • 1986 March 12, 1986, hearing: "Recent Efforts to Account for Americans Missing in Southeast Asia"
  • 1986 October 15, 1986, hearing: "The Tighe Report on American POWs and MIAs" and markup on H. Con. Res. 179.
  • 1986 Committee print: "Report of the POW/MIA Task Force Fact-Finding Mission to Bangkok, Hanoi and Seoul," report of a Congressional study mission of February 11-18, 1986
  • 1987 September 30, 1987, hearing: "The Vessey Mission to Hanoi"
  • 1988 April 20, 1988, hearing: "Access to Classified 'Live Sighting' Infor- mation Concerning POW/MIAs in SE Asia - is new legislation need- ed?"
  • 1990 June 28, 1990, hearing [untitled]
  • 1991 May 30, 1991, hearing: "Examination of Operations at DIA's Special Office for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action"

    House Task Force on American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
  • 1984 August 3, 1984, "Special Report on Bill Hendon Allegations"

    Senate Committees

    Senate Armed Services Committee
  • 1969 Sept. 16, 1966, hearing: "Imprisonment and Escape of Lt. (JG) Dieter Dengler, USNR"

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • 1970 Report: "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia."
  • 1971 Nov. 24, 1970, hearing: "Bombing Operations and the Prisoner-of-War Rescue Mission in North Vietnam"
  • 1974 January 28, 1974, hearing: "Accounting for US Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in SE Asia"
  • 1976 Committee print: "Vietnam: 1976, a Report by Senator George McGovern"
  • 1977 April 1, 1977, hearing: "Report of the Presidential Commission on U.S. Missing and Unaccounted for in Southeast Asia"

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on US Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad
  • 1971 Subcommittee print: "Laos: April 1971"

    Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee
  • 1986 January 28 and 30 and February 27, 1986, hearings: "'Live Sighting' Reports of Americans Listed as Missing in Action in SouthEast Asia"
  • 1986 May 1, June 25, July 16, and August 12, 1986, hearings: "'Live Sighting' Reports of Americans Listed as Missing in Action in South- East Asia"
  • 1986 Committee print: "Report of the Congressional Delegation to Southeast Asia, January 13-21, 1986"

    Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs
  • 1991 November 5, 6, and 7, 1991, hearing: "POW/MIA Policy and Process" parts 1 and 2.
  • 1992 January 21 and 22, 1992, hearing: "Questions Regarding American POW's In the 1970's"
  • 1992 June 24 and 25, 1992, hearing: "Hearing on Americans Missing or Prisoners in Southeast Asia, the Department of Defense Accounting Process"
  • 1992 August 4 and 5, 1992, hearing: "Analysis of Live Sightings"
  • 1992 August 11 and 12, 1992, "U.S. Government's Post-War POW/MIA Efforts"
  • 1992 September 21, 22, and 24, 1992, "Hearings on Paris Peace Accords"
  • 1992 October 15, 1992, "Hearing on Symbols"
  • 1992 November 10 and 11, 1992 hearing: "Hearing on Cold War, Korea, World War II POW/MIA's"
  • 1992 Senate Report 103-1: "POW/MIA's: Report of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs"

  • Researchers wishing to compile a more comprehensive list of POW/MIA related congressional publications should consult the Congressional Information Service Annual Indexes to Congressional Publications and Public Laws
    Note: Compiled by Charles E. Schamel. Published by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 1996.

    Web version prepared 1999. Additions and changes incorporated in the Web version are between brackets [] and in italics.

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