Excerpt from Status of Pow/Mia Negotiations With North Korea: Hearing Before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on National Security House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session; Hearing Held June 20, 1996 The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 1:40 p.m., in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Robert K. Dornan (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Opening Statement Of Hon. Robert K. Dornan, a Representative from California, Chairman, Military Personnel Subcommittee Mr. Dornan. Ladies and gentlemen, the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the National Security Committee will come to order. My apologies for a one-half hour late start here, but a cluster of some votes came up at the last minute and then I had a meeting with the Speaker on this very issue and followthrough for 149 days from now. No matter how the Presidential election goes, the Republicans do hope to hold on to a majority in the House and if the leadership stays the same, Mr. Gingrich is amenable to some sort of task force with some sort of funding for followthrough, particularly when I showed him an article by a hero of his and mine, five-star general and two-term beloved President Dwight D. Eisenhower, saying that he agreed with an analysis to write off as dead, several hundred Americans that we knew to be alive, left behind in Korea. It was a total shock for me. Nobody is an angel. President Eisenhower, in another reflection back on his wonderful life, was so angered at having walked through the Nazi concentration camps and thinking about his own proud German heritage that he denied bare subsistence to some German prisoner-of-war camps where hundreds of German POW's died. There is a Canadian documentary, well-researched, overstated, as some things are, but it turned out to be quite true for a while that although there was no torture or abuse, food conditions and sanitary conditions were so bad in some of these huge holding camps of German prisoners, at which one of my colleagues was a 19-year-old commander, the now-retiring No. 2 man on the Appropriations Committee, John Myers of Indiana. He told me it was pretty bad at his camp, but not that bad. So like all of us, we make some mistakes in life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.