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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

'No Evidence' on U.S. POWs

WASHINGTON -- After years of probing, a U.S.-Russian commission says it can find no evidence that Americans captured in Vietnam were moved to the Soviet Union for interrogation.

And while the commission's preliminary report said it has been unable to resolve whether Soviet officials interrogated U.S. prisoners inside North Vietnam, it said "no credible evidence'' was found to show that it ever happened. However, the report said documents obtained from Soviet archives make clear that during the Korean War "there were incidents in which Soviet security services had concrete instructions to actively support the interrogation of American [prisoners of war]."

On the issue of Americans still missing from the Vietnam War, the report, issued Thursday at the White House, said the commission is continuing to evaluate data indicating that Vietnamese officials reported on U.S. POWs to Soviet intelligence.