POW/MIA: Failure at the Pentagon

The Associated Press (July 7, 2013) has confirmed what many of us have believed for over 40 years. Their review of an internal government report (previously withheld by military leaders) states that “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’…being sluggish, duplicative and subjected to too little scientific rigor.

“The report paints a picture of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, a military-run group known as JPAC and headed by a two-star general, as woefully inept and even corrupt. The command is digging up too few clues on former battlefields, relying on inaccurate databases and engaging in expensive “boondoggles” in Europe, the study concludes.”

The report goes on to state that “The failings cited by the report reflect one aspect of a broader challenge to achieving a uniquely American mission — accounting for the estimated 73,661 service members still listed as missing from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.”

The brave men and women who were left on foreign ground (either dead or alive) deserve better. Their loved ones deserve closure. These are my brothers and sisters. These are the brothers and sisters of ALL of us. They did their job. Now it is time for the government (which keeps knocking on our door for more money, promising to “help”) to do what is right. GET OUR MEN AND WOMEN HOME!

And those who oversaw and covered up this failure need to face courts martial or civilian trial and, if found guilty, to be put away for a very long time.

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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