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Published on Jul 16, 2014
Hundreds of American POWs from the Korean War were abandoned in North Korea after hostilities ended in 1953. When it became apparent that repatriating these men would not be feasible, the U.S. government declared them, "Missing, Presumed Dead." These missing servicemen were forgotten until POW/MIA activists forced the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, to investigate the recent reports that some of these POWs are still alive in North Korea and that the Pentagon has kept this secret from the public. MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD, unveils the mystery of why these POWs were abandoned, the likelihood some are still alive in North Korea and why our government will not negotiate for their releases.
A team of both liberal activists (Ed Asner, Peter Coyote) and conservative government officials (Sen. Bob Smith, Dr. James Lucier) have united to expose this tragic story in hopes these POWs will finally be repatriated. This will only happen when the American public demands the U.S. President negotiate directly with North Korean President, Kim Il Un. North Korean ambassadors have stated that negotiations for POWs will happen only when the U.S. agrees to direct talks.