Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.
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Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

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Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the creation of a new defense agency charged with merging the multiple divisions currently responsible for finding and identifying the more than 80,000 members missing from past conflicts. A five-month investigation by NPR and the independent news agency ProPublica had found the U.S. recovery effort to be slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods.