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july 10, 2013

On July 8, Robert Burns, National Security Reporter for the Associated Press, first broke the story regarding the Pentagon's "inept" and fraudulent mismanagement of the effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action. Burns' information stemmed from an internal study that had been suppressed by military officials. 

 

MIA EFFORTS RISK 'TOTAL FAILURE'
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study suppressed by military officials. Largely beyond the public spotlight, the decades-old pursuit of bones and other MIA evidence is sluggish, often duplicative and subjected to too little scientific rigor, the report says. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the internal study after Freedom of Information Act requests for it by others were denied. The report paints a picture of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, a military-run group known as JPAC and headed by a two-star general, as woefully inept and even corrupt. The command is digging up too few clues on former battlefields, relying on inaccurate databases and engaging in expensive "boondoggles" in Europe, the study concludes.

Read full article here:  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-mia-efforts-risk-total-failure

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