MEMORANDUM FOR: Major General William R. Wolfe, Jr.
Deputy Director for Operations Countorinsurgency and Special Activities
Statement by Ceneral Vang Pao Concerning
MIA'I Held in North Vietnam
Ne have beendthateeting in Laos onanuaryetween General Vang Pao and Congressman Benjamin A. Oilmanna had information. fill i1 hZing hold in North Vietnam. According to
detained" airnon "Fbling detained in North Vietnam in groups of two to three men.
W-SfSH*1did noCdetails concerning
ndorCh- but Claimed he expected
Thomas H. Henry of tho JCRC was present during the meeting.
subJtantiace the-Ceneral Vang Pao t. GeneralVan Pao had not previously indicated
P that he possessed new information
, *s' ecently as3 heisiting delegation from the National League of Families of
lng inAsia ?hat eved Xt.North Vietnamese nay still be
h Vietnam, ^'no
APPROVED FOR RELEASE
3. We aro presently attempting to determine the basi of General Vang Pao's statement and will advise you if we find that there is substance to his report.
FOR THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS:
Theodore Shecilej/ Theodore G. Shackley
cc: Mr.ives Director, EA/LC Department of State
Mr. William Stearraan Staff Member
National Security CouncilOriginal document.