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July 17, 2013

Our view: Repairing a 'dysfunctional' MIA program

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The implication here was the North Korea was running a big con operation, charging the Pentagon big bucks to gain access to sites and then making sure the U.S. seemingly got its money’s worth.

Interestingly, this report is one that was never to have seen the light of day. The commander of the MIA program ordered that it not be used for any purpose, and repeated efforts to have it released under the federal Freedom of Information Act were thwarted.

However, The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report, along with two memos outlining the attempts to censor it. One can certainly understand why certain officials would want to keep this information quiet.

One can also understand why anyone who cares about Americans who are still listed as missing in combat would be outraged by these findings. So what are the Pentagon, the Obama administration and Congress going to do about it?

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