Since the secrecy requirements of the American soliders of the Vietnam War have expired, new exposure is emerging with stories like this one:
[Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations] encouraged and incentivized prisoner snatching… There were no overarching standard-operating procedures… SOG commandos inspected their prisoner more closely, only to find that it was a woman. In their moment of surprise, the prisoner escaped, jumping from the helicopter to her death.
Why would this POW, aside from lack of standard-operating procedures, jump out of a helicopter to certain death? What exactly does “more closely” mean in terms of inspection being done during a helicopter ride after capture? Such stories deserve more thorough investigation.