1971 Army CID Reports on Winter Soldier Investigation" Found

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    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=5AA13DC0-481C-46BC-AF88-D5FE933B3216

    Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit “Winter Soldier” Claims

    By Scott Swett
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, February 25, 2008

    Investigating the winter soldiers

    In 2005, I visited the National Archives at College Park, Maryland with Vietnam veteran and researcher John Boyle. Sifting through the limited material available, we found summary data for the WSI allegations the Army had investigated. The Army’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) had opened cases for 43 WSI “witnesses” whose claims, if true, would qualify as crimes. An additional 25 Army WSI participants had criticized the military in general terms, without sufficient substance to warrant any investigation.

    The 43 WSI CID cases were eventually resolved as follows: 25 WSI participants refused to cooperate, 13 provided information but failed to support the allegations, and five could not be located. No criminal charges were filed as a result of any of the investigations. The individual CID case files, which had been available to the public beginning in 1994, were withdrawn from public access around 2003, when the National Archives realized that the documents should have been embargoed until the personal information they contained could be removed, or “redacted,” as required by the Privacy Act of 1974.

    Early in 2007, Boyle learned that a historian had copied the entire collection of CID war crime investigation summaries at the National Archives, including those involving the VVAW, while they were still publicly available. The historian permitted Boyle to photocopy these documents, which we have now posted at WinterSoldier.com:

    Army CID Investigations of VVAW War Crimes Allegations

    The CID summary reports are revealing. Most of the WSI participants refused to provide evidence to support their allegations. Some made statements that were contradicted by other witnesses, were discredited, or were not substantiated by subsequent investigation.

    Several of the VVAW activists backtracked significantly on their WSI statements:
     
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    Thanks for posting this. And the article is exactly right about the new charges against American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Too bad with al the money being spent to prove Roger Clemens a liar and send him to jail that we don't spend some of that to investigate those who falsely charged US troops with war crimes.
     
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    There is a new "winter soldier investigation" being organized concerning Iraq.

    I wonder if they will repeat the pattern of outright lies and rumors of rumors and call it legitimate.

    Locating these "missing" files have vindicated millions of American servicemen who were falsly slandered by the WSI and John Kerry's presentation of it to the Senate.
     
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    What a shame the liberal left communists in this country cannot act honerably and honestly but instead are willing to send men to jail unjustly and destroy their lives all the while crying about all the perceived injustice of capitalism. :BangHead:
     
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    If Mrs. RM doesn't fix your dinner just right, I imagine that is a Commie plot also! Is there anything that you don't see Communists behind? They must sure be powerful to do all you give them credit for! :laugh:
     
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