March 8th, 2014

There are about 45,000 Americans “missing in action” from World War II, Korea and Vietnam who are considered recoverable. The Pentagon spends about $100 million a year to locate them.

But it solves surprisingly few cases, according to a new investigation from ProPublica and NPR.

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