US team to visit Hanoi to seek data on MIAs
A Pentagon-led delegation will visit Vietnam this month to seek more information on Americans missing in action, according to the State Department.Skip to next paragraph
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Monitor correspondent Dan Southerland says that in the past, Vietnamese officials have wanted to expand discussions with the United States beyond the missing-in-action issue to other questions of importance to them. But a State Department official said that the US delegation to Hanoi, which is to be led by Richard L. Armitage, deputy assistant secretary of defense, will ''discuss solely the prisoner-of-war and missing-in-action issues.''
Included in the delegation scheduled to go to Hanoi in three weeks will be Lt. Col. Robert Fer, a former prisoner of war now specializing on MIA matters for the Pentagon.