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RCV10592          00:47 06/24/93
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INFO RHEHNSC/WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASH DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//OASD-ISA/PW-MIA//
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RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC//DEA/SEA/IB/DDO/EA/ICOG//
RUHVAAA/CDRUSACILNI HICKAM AFB HI//TAPC-PED-H//
RUEHBT/USDAO BANGKOK TM//PW-MIA//
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UNCLAS //N03460//
DIA PASS TO DOD POW-MIA CENTRAL DOCUMENTATION OFFICE//
MSGID/SYS.RRM/CDR JTF-FA/J2//
AMPN/SUBJ: INTERVIEW OF REQUESTED SOURCE,VAN DUY//
REF/A/FAX/DET 2/16MAY93//
AMPN/SUBJ: LIST OF PERSONS FOR INTERVIEW-SENATOR KERRY, ENTRY
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RMKS/1. BACKGROUND. ON 17 MAY 1993, A JOINT US/VIETNAM
INTERVIEW TEAM INTERVIEWED BRIGADIER GENERAL (BG) VAN DUY, A HANOI
RESIDENT. BG DUY IS CURRENTLY HEAD OF THE CENTRAL INSPECTION
COMMITTEE FOR RED CROSS VIETNAM. HE IS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT'S  ENEMY PROSELYTING DIRECTORATE. THE TEAM  MET
AT THE ANTE-BUILDING MEETING ROOM OF THE GOVERNMENT GUEST HOUSE,
2 LE THACH STREET, HOAN KIEM  DISTRICT, HANOI, TO INTERVIEW BG DUY,
LISTED IN REFERENCE, BELIEVED TO BE A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF
INFORMATION CONCERNING U.S. PERSONNEL MISSING IN ACTION IN
VIETNAN. THE U.S. CONTINGENT CONSISTED OF MR. KIETH  GARY
FLANAGAN, DET 2, JOINT TASK FORCE-FULL ACCOUNTING (JTF-FA)
CASUALTY RESOLUTION SPECIALIST; AND PETTY OFFICER JOHN HARVEY,
JTF-FA ANALYST. THE VIETNAMESE CENTRAL  GOVERNMENT CONTINGENT
CONSISTED OF LTC LE KY, MINISTRY OF DEFENSE; AND MR. NGUYEN
THANG LOI, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. BG DUY STATED THAT HE HAD NOT
BEEN INTERVIEWED BY A JOINT TEAM BEFORE.

2. SUMMARY. THE SOURCE, BG VAN DUY, PROVIDED NO DETAILS
CONCERNING THE STATUS OF U.S PERSONNEL MISSING IN ACTION IN
VIETNAM. HE DESCRIBED BRIEFLY HIS DUTIES AS HEAD OF THE ENEMY

PAGE 03 RUHQSGG5408 UNCLAS PROSELYTING DIRECTORATE AND EMPHATICALLY
STATED HE KNEW NOTHING OF MISSING U.S PERSONNEL, ALIVE OR DEAD  IN
VIETNAM.

3. DETAILS.

A. BG DUY BEGAN BY SAYING THAT FROM 1980 TO 1990 HE WAS THE DIRECTOR
OF THE CENTRAL VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S  ENEMY  PROSELYTING DIRECTORATE,
ALSO KNOWN AS THE SPECIAL PROPAGANDA UNIT. HE EMPHASIZED THAT THIS  WAS
AFTER THE CHINESE INVASION INTO VIETNAM AND  HE WAS TOTALLY OCCUPIED
WITH THAT CONFLICT, NOT ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE U.S./VIETNAM WAR. IN
HIS CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR DURING THAT PERIOD, HE WAS NEVER RELEGATED
TASKS CONCERNING THE AMERICAN POW/MIA  ISSUE. THOSE MATTERS WERE  OUT OF
HIS PURVIEW.

B. THE ONLY KNOWLEDGE HE CLAIMED CONCERNING THE U.S. POW/MIA ISSUE
WAS  OPERATION HOMECOMING IN 1973, NOR DID HE EVER HAVE, AFTER THE PARIS
PEACE ACCORDS. HE STATED HE DOES NOT HAVE, KNOWLEDGE OR DOCUMENTS
CONCERNING  CAPTURED U.S. PERSONNEL, U.S. PRISONERS, OR MISSING U.S.
PERSONNEL IN VIETNAM. IN RESPONSE TO WHETHER HE KNEW OF ANY LIVE AMERICAN
PRISONERS IN VIETNAM SINCE 1973, HE REPLIED THAT YES, HE KNEW  FORMER
POW,  SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN HAD VISITED VIETNAM, INCLUDING THE OLD POW CAMP
AT 17 LY NAM DE STREET (THE CITADEL): ASIDE FROM THAT, SINCE 1973, HE
KNEW  OF NO

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LIVE AMERICANS, LIVING WILLINGLY OR OTHERWISE, IN VIETNAM.

C. THE INTERVIEW SUBJECT, BG DUY, CONCLUDED BY LAMENTING THE
FEROCITY OF THE WAR, DURING WHICH HIS MOTHER'S GRAVE WAS OBLITERATED
IN A B-52 BOMBING RAID, AND DECLARED THAT HE IS NOW TOTALLY DEDICATED TO
HIS HUMANITARIAN RED CROSS WORK.

O. WITH NO FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR BG DUY, THE JOINT TEAM  AGREED
TO CONCLUDE THE INTERVIEW.

4. CORRELATIONS TO  EXISTING POW/MIA  CASES.
NONE.

5. POTENTIAL LEADS. NONE.

6. MATERIAL EVIDENCE: NONE. THIS SOURCE BROUGHT NO RECORDS, NOTEBOOKS,
DIARIES, OR ANY MATERIAL EVIDENCE CONTEMPORARY TO  THE WARTIME  ERA
WHICH COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANY UNACCOUNTED FOR U.S. PERSONNEL.

7. COMMENTS.

A. THE MEMBERS  OF THE JOINT TEAM  CONFERRED ON THE QUESTIONS TO BE
ASKED DURING THIS INTERVIEW. TEAM  MEMBERS  AGREED THAT THE NEED TO
REINTERVIEW THIS SUBJECT WOULD  DEPEND  ON WHETHER FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR
BG DUY  ARISE DURING THE COURSE OF THE SPECIAL INTERVIEW TEAM'S FUTURE
WORK.

B. REQUEST THE VNOSMP MAKE  BG DUY AVAILABLE FOR REINTERVIEW

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IF NECESSARY.//
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