4:42 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

McCaskill To Officials On POW/MIA Reforms: 'Get It Frickin' Done'

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

Defense officials say the Pentagon's inspector general will investigate allegations of waste and misuse taxpayer funds by a military-led unit that's responsible for accounting for POWs and MIAs.

The investigation comes in response to an internal Pentagon report that said the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command's search for remains on old battlefields is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from dysfunction to total failure.

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Vietnam War / MIA Soldiers Found
5:29 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Remains of 3 MIA Vietnam War soldiers, one from St. Louis, identified, to be buried

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Three soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War, but reported as now-identified and found today by the U.S. Dept. of Defense, will be buried at Arlington with full military honors.
(via Flickr/ttarasiuk)

The government says it has identified the remains of three U.S. Army soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War and will bury them Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

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