NVN POLICY TOWARD U.S. PRISONERS

Created: 2/26/1968

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NVN Policy. Prisoners

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SUMMARY

Inentral Comaiittoo member of the LAO DONG Party, VU QUANG, stated. prisoners of war (POW'e) received special treatment in the hope that in exchange for their release the NVN would gain certain concessions: withdrawal of. from SVN and replacement of bomb damaged NVN factories. NVN public resentment. pilots had cost the lifeorth Korean pilot ine was mistakenly shot. pilot as he parachuted from his aircraft in the area of THAI NGUIEN City, THAI NGUYEN Province, NVN.

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U QUANG (who ineplaced NGUYEN VTET PHUONO) asto the Labor Youth Group and Coraittee Member of the Centralthe LAO DONG Party) said that the policy of special treatmentade in the hopes that in exchange for their release the NVN wouldconcessions: withdrawal of. from SVN and replacement of NVN factories. This POW policy had been disseminated throughoutit was hoped that the North Vietnamese would understand the importanceU.S. prisoners well.

. pilots was so intense that the guerrillas would shoot at themhad bailed out of their aircraft. Inorth Korean aircraftdown. aircraft. The North Korean pilot bailed safely out over

THAI NGUYEN City, THAI "NGUYEN Province, NVN, but was killed by ground fire because the gunners thought ho. pilot. This incident was supposedto have been held secret but the people from THAI NGUYEN discussed it.

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