Chapter Six: Vietnam POW Coverup

 

“John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.”
  —How John McCain Buried Information on American Prisoners Abandoned by Washington, Page 191

Page 191-92 – Senators John McCain and John Kerry during the hearings held by the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Page 191-92 – Senators John McCain and John Kerry during the hearings held by the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. (Photo: Getty Images)

Page 199 — Statement by Eleanor Apodaca, sister of Dolores Alfond, at the National Press Club about John McCain’s role in POW/MIA Affairs.

Page 199 — Exchange between Sen John Mc Cain and Dolores Alfond, Chairman of the National Alliance of Families at the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.

Page 194 – Segment on John McCain from the documentary Missing, Presumed Dead

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