U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel speaks to the media after a meeting with Iraqi officials in Baghdad

Hagel reorganizes effort to find U.S. troops missing in combat

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel speaks to the media after a meeting with Iraqi officials in BaghdadBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seeking to inject vigor into the search for U.S. troops missing from foreign wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday unveiled a new consolidated agency responsible for the effort and named its temporary leadership. Hagel ordered the reorganization earlier last year as the U.S. Congress pressured the Defense Department to boost its accounting for some 83,000 missing troops – about 73,000 from World War Two and 10,000 from other conflicts, mainly Korea. …

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