"WHEN THESE COMMITTEES CONVENE, THE ENTIRE SEARCH PROCESS GRINDS TO A HALT. All time is lost in the field and pushes the return to the issue as far back as two years. In the meantime, family members and fellow veterans continue to die, waiting for answers....."
Anticipating another misinformaiton compaign, we submit the following, letting the documents speak for themselves.
The Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs existed from August 2, 1991 - January 13, 1993. These dates represent date legislation was passed to date the report was published. Actual hearings began in November 1991.
A quick count reveals that remains associated to 22 servicemen were returned and remains identified as 11 servicemen occured within the life of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. Of these cases three were recovered and identified within the life of the Senate Committee. Eliminating the duplication of three cases appearing on both the remains returned and remains identified lists, this represents overall activity on 30 cases, during the life of the Senate Select Committee. This figure DOES NOT include cases investigated during Field Activities in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Field Activities continued in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia all during the life of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. But don't take our word for it.
Let the documents speak for themselves.
What follows is a sampling of reports. The dates say it all
While this report is dated March 1993, it describes a Joint US/SRV teams crash site survey conducted "15 May 1992"
This document dated 13 June 1992 discusses planning for the 18th JFA in Vietnam, ongoing recovery operations in Laos and deployment of a JFA Team to Cambodia on June 7th 1992, with field operations starting June 12th.