Naval War College Review


Harry P. Ball


From April through September of 1953, over 3,700 Americans were released to U.S. control from the prisoner of war camps in North Korea. Today several hundred Americans are estimated to be held prisoner in North Vietnam in the jungle strongholds of the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. As will be demonstrated, the fate of these prisoners will depend, as did the fate of those in Korea, on the outcome of negotiations.