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Prioritize search for MIA remains


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 29, 2014

~~<p>In its review of efforts to recover the remains of American service members missing from past wars, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that the agencies in charge of these foreign expeditions need to do a much better job of prioritizing missions based on whether remains are likely to be recovered.</p>
<p>The GAO's highly critical report, released last July, noted that while the Department of Defense has developed standards to rank efforts to retrieve remains of soldiers missing from the Vietnam War, it had not done so for conflicts dating back to World War II. Among the GAO's nine recommendations was one urging the DOD officials &quot;to establish criteria that can be used to prioritize missing-persons cases to reflect feasibility of recovery, in order to better allocate resources &hellip; &quot;</p>
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In its review of efforts to recover the remains of American service members missing from past wars, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that the agencies in charge of these foreign expeditions need to do a much better job of prioritizing missions based on whether remains are likely to be recovered.

The GAO's highly critical report, released last July, noted that while the Department of Defense has developed standards to rank efforts to retrieve remains of soldiers missing from the Vietnam War, it had not done so for conflicts dating back to World War II. Among the GAO's nine recommendations was one urging the DOD officials "to establish criteria that can be used to prioritize missing-persons cases to reflect feasibility of recovery, in order to better allocate resources … " Login for more...



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