STATEMENT BY GENERAL VANG PAO CONCERNING MIA'S HELD IN NORTH VIETNAM

Created: 1/17/1974

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CENTRALJJJ^^gENCE AGENCY

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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

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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 Council

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