AMVETS remains committed to pursuing the American POW/MIA issue until the fullest possible accounting of our missing service personnel has been achieved. We will stand behind our men and women in uniform and work to account for those who do not return. Further, we will keep the lines of communication open between AMVETS National Headquarters and the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).
AMVETS, therefore, seeks actions that willó
- provide adequate DPMO funding to ensure the release or rescue of our missing or captured men and women in military uniform;
- demand a full accounting for the missing and negotiated remains of Americans from all conflicts and military operations worldwide;
- lead to free and open exchange of POW/MIA information among all nations concerned;
- increase public awareness of POW/MIA issues, including the treatment of American POWs by Japan;
- enact economic sanctions against those governments that refuse to reveal the whereabouts or assist in the recovery of our POW/MIAs; and
- urge the United States of America to do everything possible in order to find out more information on Commander Scott Michael Speicher, shot down while on a combat mission over Iraq during the first night of Desert Storm, and expedite his return.