World's Greatest Mysteries Collection

Season 1 Episode 10

World's Greatest Mysteries American POWs and MIAs: Dead Or Imprisoned?

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2009 on
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World's Greatest Mysteries American POWs and MIAs: Dead Or Imprisoned?
Controversy. Conspiracy. Confusion. History is fraught with events -- from local to global -- that have never been satisfactorily explained. What caused the dinosaurs to perish? How were the Egyptian Pyramids built? What happened to the great Inca civilization? Was John Wilkes Booth part of a large, sinister plot? Was George Armstrong Custer sacrificed to save the Grant Administration? Is there anything happening in Roswell, New Mexico, that should be shared with American citizens? Who shot John F. Kennedy? These and dozens of other international mysteries are investigated, explored, unraveled and reported. American POWs and MIAs: Dead Or Imprisoned? The numbers of American MIAs and POWs from earlier wars are staggering, nearly 90,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines in a little more than sixty years: 78,750 from World War II; more than 8,500 from the Korean Conflict; and more than 2,000 in Southeast Asia following the Vietnam War and the Cold War. The official U.S. government policy is that there is no credible evidence that any POWs are still alive. This troubling television program challenges whether some American military prisoners were never turned over at the end of the each war in recent history and whether some of those servicemen still survive . . . even now. Is it possible that America's armed forces deliberately left fellow servicemen behind? As distressing as it sounds, there is reliable information that suggests that the U.S. government continues to falsely deny knowledge of the status of its abandoned servicemen. Should diplomatic relations between nations outweigh the lives of individual men and women who served their country? What can be done to bring missing servicemen home? Is there a way to unearth the truth about the fate of our POWs and MIAs?moreless

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