Vietnam MIAs Lost: Changed American Priorities

Vietnam MIAs Lost: Changed American Priorities

by Peter S. Miller



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Vietnam MIAs Lost: Changed American Priorities by Peter S. Miller

How many fallen warriors has the U.S. left behind in foreign lands? What does it take to find their remains and carefully return them to their families? What are the financial limits? Should there be quotas on how much is done in Southeast Asia - in Europe - in the South Pacific - in the Himalaya Mountains?

"Miller describes in astonishing detail how the coupling of a military bureaucracy with outmoded policies, budget issues, turf battles, command interference and other predictable issues, and a scientific establishment woefully ill-equipped and unprepared to perform its task, were able to find common purpose, evolving over time into an efficient organization with a record of accomplishment. Miller knows, one might say, where the bodies were buried..."

From the Foreword by Richard Pyle
Senior Associated Press Correspondent
Former Wartime Head of the AP Saigon Office
Author of Lost Over Laos: A True Story of Tragedy, Mystery and Friendship

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937004620
Publisher: Old Line Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/19/2012
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Peter Miller is a semi-retired forensic scientist specializing in human recovery. For nineteen years he supervised U.S. military teams in the search for and recovery of the remains and associated evidence of American MIAs and POWs. His field work emphasis was on the Vietnam War, with additional team leadership in North Korea, southern China, Tibet, Eastern Europe, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Peter has a Ph.D. in physical anthropology and zoology from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Prior to becoming a forensic specialist he taught anthropology and archaeology at several universities, including the State Univ. of New York at Albany and U.C.L.A. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is on the national Register of Professional Archaeologists. He is a Vietnam-era veteran.

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