Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD,… read more
Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of war” or “missing in action” (POW/MIA) service members from past conflicts in Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, Persian Gulf, and World War II. The Government Accountability Office released a report that showed DPD had given multiple department agencies overlapping authority and control of POW/MIA searches and that recovery operations lacked a cohesive mission. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Kelly A. Ayotte U.S. Senator [R] New Hampshire
- John Goines Chief U.S. Air Force->Life Science Equipment Laboratory
- Claire McCaskill U.S. Senator [D] Missouri
- Kelly McKeague Commander Department of Defense->Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
- Montague Winfield Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Affairs
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