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Improve MIA recovery efforts


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2013

~~<p>The Hawaii-based military unit responsible for locating and recovering Americans missing in action on foreign battlefields has gone about its laborious task quietly over the decades. However, a scathing report by an insider &mdash; a recognized expert in the profession &mdash; describes an &quot;acutely dysfunctional&quot; operation, and should prompt a congressional investigation of the important effort aimed at achieving highly needed improvement.</p>
<p>The internal report was done by Paul M. Cole, a management consultant and research expert in accounting for war remains, who still works for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, based at Hawaii. It was obtained by The Associated Press after Freedom of Information Act requests by the AP and others were denied.</p>
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The Hawaii-based military unit responsible for locating and recovering Americans missing in action on foreign battlefields has gone about its laborious task quietly over the decades. However, a scathing report by an insider — a recognized expert in the profession — describes an "acutely dysfunctional" operation, and should prompt a congressional investigation of the important effort aimed at achieving highly needed improvement.

The internal report was done by Paul M. Cole, a management consultant and research expert in accounting for war remains, who still works for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, based at Hawaii. It was obtained by The Associated Press after Freedom of Information Act requests by the AP and others were denied. Login for more...



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