August 14, 1972 : Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam

Introduction

Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports after his tour of North Vietnam with the International Commission of Inquiry into U.S. War Crimes in Indochina, that if Democratic candidate George McGovern were elected president in November, all U.S. POWs would be freed by North Vietnam within three months. He further reported that the POWs he interviewed during his trip were “unquestionably… well treated” and that he saw damage to North Vietnam’s dikes in at least six places, and other extensive destruction in nonmilitary areas.

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August 14, 1972 : Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam

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    2009

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    August 14, 1972 : Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam

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  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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