posted on Mar, 22 2003 @ 03:13 PM
Iraqi Says Gulf War U.S. Pilot Is Alive
By Christine Spolar, Chicago Tribune Foreign Correspondent
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2002 (Chicago Tribune)óUS intelligence agents are working to corroborate new information from an Iraqi defector that an American
pilot shot down over Iraq a decade ago is alive and imprisoned by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, government sources said.
New evidence about the Navy pilot, Michael Scott Speicher, surfaced in late January. President Bush and top advisers in the State and Defense
Departments were informed by intelligence agents that a one-time high-ranking military adviser to Hussein, who defected earlier this year, has
information that the American pilot was alive as of January.
Speicher, who would be 44 today, was classified killed in action [KIA] from 1991 until January 2001. The CIA, the Navy and President Clinton reviewed
what were considered serious gaps in intelligence analysis concerning the Speicher case. On January 10, 2001, based on evidence that the pilot
survived the crash and was seen in Iraq, Speicher was reclassified as missing in action.
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[Edited on 22-3-2003 by ultra_phoenix]