ACCESSION NUMBER:243385 FILE ID:EPF406 DATE:09/17/92 TITLE:KISSINGER, HAIG, OTHERS TO TESTIFY ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS (09/17/92) TEXT:*92091706.EPF *EPF406 09/17/92 * KISSINGER, HAIG, OTHERS TO TESTIFY ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS (Text: Senate Select Committee release of 9/16) (610) Washington -- Participants and other first-hand witnesses to America's efforts to account for its missing servicemen from the Indochina War during peace negotiations with North Vietnam will testify before the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs for three days in late September, Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and Vice Chairman Bob Smith, R-NH, announced September 16. Following is the text of the committee release: (begin text) The hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. on September 21, 22 and 24. They will be held in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building and they are open to the public. A witness list is attached; more witnesses may be added. At issue: Who did top officials expect home during Operation Homecoming? Were American POWs negotiated for by name, or as a group? What priority were POWs given during negotiations? Did the perceived lack of U.S. bargaining power affect demands for the return of missing servicemen? Did North Vietnamese negotiators balk at American demands that all POWs be returned at the same time? Did they indicate that U.S. expectations were too high -- that far fewer POWs were held captive? What intelligence existed about POWs in Laos and in Vietnam? SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS September 21, 1992 Paris Peace Accords: Negotiations for POW/MIAs Panel 1: State and Defense Departments' Input Melvin R. Laird Secretary of Defense, 1969-1973 William P. Rogers Secretary of State, 1969-1973 U.S. Representative to the United Nations, 1965-1967 Panel 2: U.S. Negotiating Team Winston Lord National Security Council 1969-1973 Special Assistant to National Security Adviser, 1970-1973 Director of Policy Planning at State Department, 1973-1977 George H. Aldrich 1egal Adviser to State Department, 1965-1981 Peter W. Rodman Staff, National Security Council, 1969-1977 Dep'y Asst. to President for National Security Affairs, 1986-1987 Vernon A. Walters Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1972-1976 Senior Adviser, State Department, 1981 Ambassador-at-large, 1981-85 U.S. Permanent Representative to United Nations, 1985-1989 William H. Sullivan Ambassador to Laos, 1964-1968 Chief of U.S. Mission to Laos, 1968-1969 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian/Pacific Affairs, 1969-73 Panel 3: National Security Council/DOD Efforts through 1973 Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (USA, Ret.) Assistant to National Security Adviser, 1969-1973 White House Chief of Staff, 1973-1974 Secretary of State, 1981-1982 Paris Peace Accords: Negotiations for POW/MIAs September 22, 1992 Dr. Henry A. Kissinger National Security Adviser, 1969-1975 Secretary of State, 1973-1977 Expectations about POWs in Laos and Questions after Operation Homecoming September 24, 1992 Panel 1: Expectations about POWs in Laos Admiral Thomas Moorer (USN, Ret.) Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 1970-1974 G. McMurtrie Godley Ambassador to Laos, 1969-1973 John B. Holdridge Assistant Secretary of State, East Asia and the Pacific 1981-1983 U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, 1983-1985 China Specialist, State Department 1948-1985 Panel 2: Laos Questions Maj. Gen. Richard Secord Laos Chief of Air, Central Intelligence Agency, 1966-1968 Laos Desk Officer, Defense Department, 1972-1975 Elliot L. Richardson Secretary of Defense, 1973 Panel 3: Four-Party Joint Military Commission; Questions Remaining after Operation Homecoming Gov. William Clements Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1973-1976 Dr. Roger E. Shields Deputy Asst. Secretary for Int'l Economic & POW/MIA Affairs, DoD 1971-1977 Col. Lawrence Robson (USAF, Ret.) Deputy Assistant to Provost Marshall POW Subcommission of Four-Party Joint Military Commission (end text) NNNN .