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Seeking Pay for Secret War : Missions Impossible?

South Vietnamese commandos--many now in Orange County--say the U.S. knew they were alive in Communist jails when it cut off funds to their families. They claim they are owed millions.

February 04, 1996|DEXTER FILKINS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

A 1970 Pentagon study tried to account for some CIA-sponsored spy missions in North Vietnam. The report, kept secret until recently, shows U.S. officials had reason to believe some commandos might still have been alive. But nothing was done to get them out of incarceration, and many languished in prisons well into the 1980s:

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