Bits 'N' Pieces 2000

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National Alliance of Families

For the Return of America's Missing Servicemen

+ World War II + Korea + Cold War + Vietnam +

BITS N PIECES 2000

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Dec. 2, 2000

Another South Korean POW Escapes The North... Everyone Survives But The American's... They'd Like Us To Believe That... Have The Soviets Finally Come Clean On The Fate of Raoul Wallenberg... Swedes Don't Think So... Dear Santa... Family Members, We've Gotten A Break Take Advantage Of It... World War II Marine Raiders Identified... Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, And A Healthy and Happy New Year...


Truth, Joy and Peace To Us All In 2001

Dolores, Lynn And The Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Families.


Nov. 18, 2000

November 16, 1967, November 16, 2000, The Difference... Mr. President, Why Didn't You Ask About The Live POWs... Does The Monster Live.... Did They Get Someone Else To Do The Dirty Work... The Clock Is Still Ticking... Clinton Visits Excavation Site... Didn't Anyone Tell Clinton... Bring Him Home Alive Act - It's The Law... Thanks to Senator Campbell... U.S. Russian Joint Commission Meets... Remains Recovery in North Korea... Reminder To POW/MIA Family Members... Happy Thanksgiving....


Nov. 4, 2000

Mr. President, What About the Live POWs... There Is Evidence... That Indicates The Possibility Of Survival... Information Collected By U.S. Intelligence Agencies... Raises Questions About The Possibility That A Small Number OF Unidentified U.S. POWs Who Did Not Return May Have Survived in Captivity... What About The Live POWs... Mr. President... Just Ask... It'$ All About Bu$ine$$... How To Handle That Sticky Photo Op... North Korea Has To Wait... Bring Him Alive Act Passes... Vietnam War MIAs Identified... Rumor... Laos Turns Over Possible Remains....


Oct. 21, 2000

National Alliance of Families Extends Deepest Sympathy To Families of U.S.S. Cole Crew-members... Death Of 17 Sailors Does Not Compare... Sad Commentary... THANK YOU... Section 1045 - Dead... Oops Correction To Oct. 7th Bits... Isolated Personnel vs. POW... Isolated Personnel We Will Continue To Worry... Like A Kid, You Have To Worry When She's Quiet... Putin Creates POW Commission... North Korea Threatens U.S. War Remains... South Korea Confirms Abductees to DPRK... We Have To Ask.... Remains of 15 To Be Repatriated... An Editorial Comment...


Oct. 7, 2000

Why Do We Need The CIA Lawsuit... Read On... CIA Says Marine "Not On List" Confirmed POW... Where Are The Documents... Only The CIA Knows... Why Do We Need The CIA Lawsuit... To Get To The Truth... Family Members Need To Contact Roger Hall Regarding CIA Lawsuit... Identity Of Hungarian POW Confirmed... Hungarians Going Back To Look For More POWs... While They Are Looking... Unilateral Investigations... Why????


Sept. 23, 2000

Is He A POW, Or Isn't He.... DPMO Flip-Flops On Status Of Roger Dumas... Korean War Unknowns... Not As Unknown As The Government Would Like Us To Believe... Clinton's Going To Vietnam... After The November Election... Seizing The Opportunity... Servicemen Accounted For... From The Guestbook...


Sept. 2, 2000

National Alliance of Families Mourns The Passing of... DPMO Chief Says "It Is Highly Improbable That There Is An American Being Held Against Their Will"... Says Live Sighting Investigations are Presidents "Number One Priority"... Who Is He Kidding... Negoiating Hint - You Shouldn't Ask For Something Then State Your Belief That What You Are Asking For Doesn't Exist... It's The Live POWs.... Nhommarath - Glaring Failure... Contingency Plans For Live Americans In Indochina... A Number Large Enough Isn't 18 Or Even 30... DIA Flip Flops On Evidence... Turn It, Twist It, Distort It, Lie About It... Of Nhommarath, Former National Security Adviser Richard Allen Says "We Missed The Best Chance We Ever Had To Find POWs Still Alive"... Hungarian POW Captured In World War II, Release From Soviet Psychiatric Hospital...What's In A Name, Everything...


July 29, 2000

Urgent... Your Right To Know Is In Danger...Help Needed... Write Those Letters And Make Those Calls...


July 22, 2000

Urgent... Family Members... Reporters... Researchers... FOIA Laws Under Attack.... DIA Seeks To Exempt Operational Files From FOIA Laws... What Could DIA Be Hiding... Bring Them Home Alive Act... North Korea Holds 343 South Korean POWs From Korean War... Remains Repatriated From North Korea... Administration Honcho Tries To Intimidate Miss America... Veterans Organization Tells It Like It Is... Pentagon Not Happy...


July 8, 2000

National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of... Congratulations To The Ladies And Gentlemen Run For The Wall... Action Needed... Korean War POW Says Men Left Behind... Senate Orders DOD To Do Their Job... There's Government Dead and Then There is Really Dead... Heads Up Marine Corp.... Congress Holds Hearing on Extension of Jackson Vanick Waiver... Alliance Statement... ROK And U.S. Agree To Recover Remains... Hanoi Jane Says... Servicemen Accounted For... Pentagon Says Fewer U.S. Troops Died In Korean War... Spy Damage... The Forum... Thanks To All....


June 3, 2000

Congratulations To The Ladies And Gentlemen Of Rolling Thunder... We Were Wrong...The Future Is Now... "Isolated Personnel"... "Operations Other Than War"... DPMO Needs To Be Stopped... Time To Let The Emperor Know He's Not Wearing Any Clothes... Our POW/MIAs And All Active Duty Military Personnel Need Your Help NOW... Heads Up Marine Corp.... New Legislative Contact... Congratulations Dino... They Expect Us To Believe... See You At the Forum


May 20, 2000

"The Bring Them Home Alive Act" Heads For A Vote... Notably Absent... H.Con.Res 311 Needs Cosponsors... Normal Trade Relations With China... What About Our POW/MIAs... Remains Identified... S.S. Mayaguez... No Final Rest For The Crew of Spooky 10... Why Does Johnnie Webb Still Have His Job... U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Refers To Congress As A "Minority Group...." Flash - Dixon Causes Cancer.. National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


May 6, 2000

DPMO Meets With POW/MIA Family And Veterans Groups... Strategic Plan Dead????.... Is That DPMO Dead Or Really Dead???... The MAA.... Bright Spot... Thanks To Congressman Jim Saxon... H. Con. Res 311 Needs Co Sponsors... Gulf War POW/MIA Michael Scott Speicher - The U.S. Government NEVER Looked For Him... The War Records A Senator Doesn't Want You To See... Servicemen Accounted For... Vietnam Silences Dissidents... Vietnam Wartime PM Pham Van Dong Dead... National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


April 22, 2000

National Alliance of Families Mourns The Passing of... DPMO Rewrites POW/MIA History... Dismisses Capture Information On Vietnam POW Case... Convoluted Logic... Sister of POW/MIA Paul Hasenbeck States: "I Simply Cannot Comprehend How The Rule of "Credibility" Is Applied. Without Confirmation, It Sometimes is Creditable And It Sometimes Is Hearsay. Just How Does That Work?" Wife of POW/MIA Thomas Mangino States: "I'm Tired Of Being Lied To..." National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


April 8, 2000

Boy, Did We Hit A Nerve... DPMO Says We're Spreading Misinformation... They can't explain this statement away "Transition the accounting process for prior conflicts from active operations to reactive efforts triggered by new information by FY 2004."... Please Continue To Write Your Letters... We're Not The Only Once Concerned...Don't let your Senators and Congressional representatives be mislead by DPMO....While we are on the subject of DPMO Misinformation... Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Affairs, Robert Jones dismissed all evidence of the capture of Korean War POW, Roger Dumas.... Says Jones "...neither my agency nor any other Government agency has uncovered evidence, other than that which was solicited by Corporal Dumas' family, to indicate he was ever captured and held prisoner by communist forces during the Korean War."... The Clock Is Ticking.... Read "Pentagon Ditches Prisoner-of-War Evidence: POW/MIA Head Denies Corporal Roger Dumas "Ever Captured" in Korea New DPMO Ruling Sets Aside Even the Army's Own Analysts in Landmark Korean War Case."


March 25, 2000

Get Well Wishes To... We Hit A Nerve... DPMO's "Vision" Of The Future... Keep The Pressure On.... Secretary of Defense Cohen Visits Recovery Site... Family of Cmdr. Rich Offered Their Opinion Of Vietnamese "Full Cooperation..." Long Range Planning... Cam Ranh Bay... There Has Always Been An Agenda... Servicemen Accounted For... The Kissinger List of 82... What Do The Vietnamese Know About POW John Graf...So, We Asked Again And We Asked Again And Again And Again And Again.... What's In The Debrief... National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum...


March 11, 2000

A Good Day... 2004 Isn't In The Cards For Bill... 9th South Korean POW Returns From North Korea... Russian Memoirs.... American Servicemen From World War II, Korea and Cold War Taken to Former Soviet Union... Three Names Mentioned Are... There Are More Pleasant Ways Of Spending an Afternoon Than Negotiating with the North Vietnamese... Those Who Do Not Learn From Their Mistakes Are Doomed To Repeat Them... Trade Deal Kaput???.... Secretary of Defense Cohen Visits Vietnam In Time To Celebrate Their "Victory...." National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


February 26, 2000

46 Months Till 2004... How You Can Help.... You Are The Last Voice For Our POW/MIAs.... Inadvertently Left Behind.... What One Family Has To Say... Clinton Certifies Vietnamese Full Cooperation, Again.... No Remains But They Are Talking... National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


February 12, 2000

Get Well Wishes... A Look To The Future... OOTW 3 IP's... A Look To The Past... Freedom Birds Land At Clark... Rapid Post Hostility Accounting... Update On North Korea Remains... SJ 39 Thanks To Senator Campbell...Big Busine$$ $uffers In Vietnam... National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


January 29, 2000

BOHICA - The Department of Defense And DPMO Are Planning To Do It To POW/MIA Families, Again..... "By the end of the year 2004, we will have moved from the way the US government conducts the business of recovery and accounting to an active program of loss prevention, immediate rescues, and rapid post-hostility accounting...." He Was Alive, Folks! When The Freedom Birds Were Leaving Hanoi, John McDonnell Was Still In The Jungles Of Vietnam And, He Wasn't Alone..... Time Is Running Out - What are we going to do.... If you WANT TO HELP.... last ditch effort to insure ongoing investigations, we all better get used to the idea that the governments' active participation in POW/MIA investigation will end in 2004, and perhaps sooner..... Clarification.... The remains of 552 servicemen, recovered, identified and returned to their families.... Not by our count.... The following servicemen were NOT recovered, NOT identified and NOT returned to their families for burial.... There Ought To Be A Law.... How good was U.S. Intelligence on POWs.... National Alliance of Families Eleventh Annual Forum


January 15, 2000

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of .... Declassification Hit Roadblock... Korea Talks Collapse... Taking Their Cue... South Korea Ignores Live POWs... Servicemen Identified... Creative Accounting 1 + 0 = 8...