Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finding the Fallen

A new program using techniques from forensic science and archeology is aiding in the recovery of MIA's from foreign wars. From the Boston Globe:

"The Pentagon launched the mission of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) on Oct. 1, 2003, to recover the remains of tens of thousands of MIAs from foreign wars. The organization, which identifies six missing servicemen each month on average, utilizes the largest forensic anthropology laboratory in the world and 15 teams that travel the globe on recovery missions. This is the story of one such recovery mission in Papua New Guinea."

The Globe has a great multimedia presentation of their multi-part series on the JPAC. (Boston Globe)

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