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U. S. Senate Resolution Regarding the POW-MIA Iss

Nov 2, 2016

[Congressional Bills 114th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[S. Res. 563 Introduced in Senate (IS)]


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 563

Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal
Government, and foreign countries to intensify efforts to investigate,
recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the
United States.


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IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 15, 2016

Mr. McCain submitted the following resolution; which was referred to
the Committee on Foreign Relations

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RESOLUTION



Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal
Government, and foreign countries to intensify efforts to investigate,
recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the
United States.

Whereas more than 83,000 personnel of the United States are still unaccounted-
for around the world from past wars and conflicts;
Whereas, though recognizing that an estimated 50,000 of these World War II
personnel, were lost deep at sea and are unlikely ever to be recovered,
thousands of families and friends have waited decades for the accounting
of their loved ones and comrades in arms;
Whereas the families of these brave Americans deserve our Nation's best efforts
to achieve the fullest possible accounting for their missing loved ones;
Whereas the National League of POW/MIA Families, and their iconic POW/MIA flag,
pioneered the accounting effort since 1970 and has been joined in this
humanitarian quest for answers by the Korean War, Cold War and World War
II families, fully supported by the American Legion, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans,
AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America, Special Forces Association, Special
Operations Association, Rolling Thunder, and other more recently formed
groups, and thousands of families are yearning and advocating for
answers concerning the fates of their loved ones and comrades in arms;
Whereas the mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency of the Department
of Defense is to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing
members of the Armed Forces of the United States, designated civilians
of the Department, and other designated personnel; and
Whereas the recovery and investigation teams of the Department of Defense deploy
to countries around the world to account as fully as possible for these
missing and otherwise unaccounted-for personnel of the United States:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate--
(1) calls upon the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and
other elements of the Department of Defense, other elements of
the Federal Government, and all foreign countries to intensify
efforts to investigate, recover, identify and account as fully
as possible for all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of
the United States around the world; and
(2) calls upon all foreign countries with information on
missing personnel of the United States, or with missing
personnel of the United States within their territories, to
cooperate fully with the Government of the United States to
provide the fullest possible accounting for all missing
personnel of the United States.