Pentagon takes 'second look' at embattled MIA unit
The decision announced Tuesday follows The Associated Press's disclosure of an internal report that said the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command is "acutely dysfunctional" and in jeopardy of failing in its mission to resolve MIA cases.
Pentagon press secretary George Little said the new review, which he termed a "second look," was ordered by James Miller, the Pentagon policy chief whose responsibilities include oversight of the POW/MIA effort.
On Capitol Hill, Sen. Claire McCaskill sent a letter to the two-star general who runs the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command, requesting a copy of the internal report and a briefing.
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