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Percy says Vietnamese reneging on MIA data

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee emerged Tuesday from a closed briefing on Americans missing in action in Vietnam, saying the Vietnamese are withholding information on MIAs.

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Sen. Charles H. Percy (R) of Illinois said he doubts the Vietnamese are keeping the issue on a humanitarian level, as they had pledged to do.

An American delegation went to Vietnam in February and obtained a commitment that the remains of eight Americans in the hands of the Vietnamese would be turned over to the United States in May. This has not yet been done.

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