Tuesday, July 8, 2008

POW-MIA hearing to be first in 11 years

POW-MIA hearing to be first in 11 years

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jul 8, 2008 11:46:29 EDT

A House subcommittee has scheduled the first congressional oversight hearing in more than a decade to look at military efforts to locate and identify service members missing from past wars.

Navy Rear Adm. Donna Crisp, who heads to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and Charles Ray, the deputy assistant defense secretary for POW and MIA policy, will testify Thursday before the military personnel subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.

One focus of the hearing will be joint efforts between the U.S. and China to discover the fate of missing Korean War veterans. An agreement signed earlier this year has opened Chinese archives that may contain clues to what happened to more than 8,000 U.S. service members unaccounted for at the end of the Korean War.
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