McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill said Friday she plans to introduce legislation requiring U.S. defense officials to address mismanagement in a military-led unit responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. service members missing in action.

McCaskill’s remarks come several months after an Associated Press story revealed an internal Pentagon report that was harshly critical of the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command, which searches for missing soldiers’ remains. The Pentagon report included accusations of misconduct among those responsible for overseas missions to investigate prospects for recovering remains.

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