Monday, May 26, 2014

Expanded DNA testing for American GIs MIA and KIA: Opportunities to identify war dead abound as DOD overhauls troubled recovery efforts

From Stars and Stripes:

By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: May 25, 2014

More than 83,000 servicemembers are still listed as missing from War World II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and other conflicts, according to the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office.

Advances in DNA analysis, the use of global positioning software and aerial drones, and clues gleaned over decades from historical records are already pointing the way toward closure for scores of those servicemembers, speakers at the POW-MIA Awareness Conference said.

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