Pentagon takes ‘second look’ at embattled MIA unit

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is ordering a fresh review of the military-run agency in charge of finding and identifying remains of tens of thousands of American service members missing from past wars.

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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