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Hanabusa adds voice to call for POW/MIA Command briefing

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U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa has joined 11 other members of the U.S. House in requesting a briefing by the head of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii about an internal report containing allegations of waste and mismanagement at the Hickam operations.

The bipartisan letter requesting a briefing before the House Armed Services Committee within 60 days was sent to Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague on Wednesday, asking him about the allegations and what’s being done to address them. 

The Pentagon announced on July 9 that an internal review of JPAC procedures was initiated following a disclosure of the discrepancies by the Associated Press.

Hanabusa wrote, “These findings are of great concern to us given the importance of JPAC’s mission. We owe it to our servicemembers and the families of missing servicemembers to have a well functioning command, above reproach.

“This mission is one of the most important in our nation. There are more than 83,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts who deserve to be brought home with dignity and respect.”

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