(ESTIMATED DATE) EXECUTION OF U.S. POW'S IN 1970'S

Created: 1/1/1985

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MEMORANDUM FOR

SUBJECT:

T. Childress

Director of Political-Military Affairs National Security Council

Execution. POW's

Memo5

response to your queryeview of our holdings did not reveal any specific Agency intelligence reports concerning large scale execution of American POW's. The only reference to large scale execution was soureedu.-not rmWMWMBcontained in a Xq reoortl-

a group of American pilots held in "Sam Neua prison camp in Laos were executed by the Pathet Lao.not have any further details on the execution. Our search also revealed two reports, one from DIA (datednd one from OJCS-C, (datedhich refer to the killing of American POW's. Copies of these two reports are attached.

view of the AugustIA report, it is possible that DIA may have additional reporting concerning the execution of American POW's. You nay find it worthwhile to query them on this matter.

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