COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF TH WASHINGTON. D.C. B-170474 Dear Mr. Kemp: & ‘c Your letter of September 23, 1971, asked that we inves- tigate the -alleged purchase of “tiger I__ cages” - by U.S. Forces in Vietnam i We have made inquiries in the military departments on the basis of the information,provided by your constituent, Mr. M. E. Regan. None of the officials in the Army or Navy with whom we spoke were aware of any procurements - --m-m--_ of this type being made in Vietnam. We were told, how>ver, of a $400,000 contract nest&ted with an American contractor for construction of concrete buildings containing maximum-security cells. This contract was negotiated on behalf of the Vietnam- ese Government, and local currency supplied by that Govern- ment was used. We understand that certain of the news media have referred to these cells as tiger cages, but military of- ficials have expressed the opinion that this is an inaccurate characterization. As discussed with your office, we do not plan to make a detailed investigation of this matter in Vietnam in view of the rather limited information provided by your constituent. The correspondence furnished to us is returned herewith as requested. Sincerely yours, Comptroller General Hihzty of the United States Enclosure The Honorable Jack F. Kemp House of Representatives 50 TH ANNIVERSARY 1921-1971 Jir?aGJ
Alleged Purchase of "Tiger Cages" by the U.S. Forces in Vietnam
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-11-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)