|The Source For Most Of The Intelligence Information Was A "Cadre Of Dong Vai Prison, Inhabitants Of The Area Surrounding The Prison. Source Reliability Has Not Been Established."
Permission was received on 03 MAY 1993 to visit the prison. It took 4 days longer to actually examine the site. Presumably, it also took many days to actually receive approval after the request was made. Obviously, the Vietnamese had ample warning to remove any ground distress symbols before the team arrived and to remove any evidence which would indicate the presence of American POWs. Why is the DOD so quick to believe the source of it's information, when it's reliability has not been established. In the past, the DOD has refused to investigate 1000's of live sittings for this very reason. Someone once said: "This dog don't hunt."