31 Mar '14, 9pm

Hagel orders overhaul of remains recovery mission: After months of criticism about how the military ... #airforce

Hagel orders overhaul of remains recovery mission: After months of criticism about how the military ... #airforce

After months of criticism about how the military accounts for the remains of fallen U.S. service members from foreign battlefields, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he will create a single Pentagon-level office to oversee the worldwide mission. Hagel will eliminate the existing Hawaii-based Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, which according to an internal review was rife with mismanagement, waste and incompetence. The new office will consolidate all aspects of the mission for finding the estimated 83,000 Americans who remain missing from World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. “There’s not a more poignant, emotional, important issue in our society today,” Hagel said Monday at a Pentagon news conference. “You take care of the people who gave their lives to this country and you take care of their families, and that has been a critical component of wh...

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