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JPAC's honorable mission no longer worth the cost

By Dr. Michael P. Rethman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 14, 2012

~~<p>The Star-Advertiser recently reported a change-of-command at the Joint POW/MIA Command (JPAC) at Hickam Air Force Base.</p>
<p>As a one-time forensic scientist who helped develop the software later used for the preliminary identifications of victims killed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I enjoyed a tour of JPAC a few years ago. We learned that JPAC teams work at high altitudes in Nepal seeking remains of flight crews killed in World War II crashes in the Himalayas. We learned of digs for WWII-vintage remains on deserted Pacific atolls. Intriguing stuff.</p>
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The Star-Advertiser recently reported a change-of-command at the Joint POW/MIA Command (JPAC) at Hickam Air Force Base.

As a one-time forensic scientist who helped develop the software later used for the preliminary identifications of victims killed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I enjoyed a tour of JPAC a few years ago. We learned that JPAC teams work at high altitudes in Nepal seeking remains of flight crews killed in World War II crashes in the Himalayas. We learned of digs for WWII-vintage remains on deserted Pacific atolls. Intriguing stuff. Login for more...



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