Accession Number : ADA954795

Title :   Effectiveness of the Geneva Convention Relative to American POW's (Prisoner of War)

Descriptive Note : Research study

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : McLendon, L F

PDF Url : ADA954795

Report Date : May 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The effectiveness of the Geneva Convention relative to the American prisoner of war (POW) has often been questioned. This study addresses this problem by tracing the background of the POW problem. A brief history is given of the POW treatment and then this treatment is traced through the major wars in which the United States has been involved. Special emphasis is given to North Korea and North Vietnam. The conclusion drawn from this study is that the Geneva Convention is only as effective as the competing belligerents allow. No recommendations are suggested as the problem lies with the belligerents and not with the Geneva Convention.

Descriptors :   *PRISONERS OF WAR, HISTORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NORTH KOREA, NORTH VIETNAM, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE