Internal report calls MIA accounting work 'acutely dysfunctional,' could fail

  • Article by: ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer
  • Updated: July 7, 2013 - 6:08 PM

WASHINGTON — 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.

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regionguyJul. 7, 1311:20 AM

As someone with a family member who went MIA in WWII, I find this very disturbing, and I have written the MN congressional delegation and the White House about it.

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Kathy_BrandtJul. 7, 13 5:31 PM

I read a wonderful book titled "Finding Billy: An Internet Odyssey" written by Diana Thompson Dale about her personal search for the remains of her uncle when the government shut the books on him when he went MIA during WWII. She uncovered a lot of screw-ups, lost or hidden records and artifacts that had belonged to her uncle, and eventually, despite the indifference of the government, with the help of many people around the globe, she was able to find and bring home his remains. Only after all the work had been done did the government, for whom this young man died, step in to help.

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grinnterJul. 8, 13 5:48 PM

There is so much corruption, particularly in regard to those American POWs left behind. The government just sweeps them under the rug. If a government is willing to abandon live men, it should come as no surprise that they also falsify information about remains. Unfortunately, U.S. House Resolution 231, (authored by Bachmann) which if passed will create a select POW/MIA committee that can address the wrongdoing, so far only has Collin Peterson and John Kline signed on as co-sponsors. What about the rest of our Minnesota representatives? In a state where we have such a strong state POW/MIA organization we should have all U.S. representatives signed on.

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