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POW/MIA Accounting

Volume II – J*P*A*C and The Politics of Human Skeletal Identification

Authors: Cole, Paul M.

  • Concludes the two-volume series entitled POW/MIA Accounting by the author
  • Summarizes the final four of the author’s seven-year association with the U.S. government’s program to account for military service members who went missing during America’s historic conflicts
  • Describes the extent of political interference in the science of human skeletal identification
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This book, the second of a two-volume series entitled POW/MIA Accounting, summarizes the final four of the author’s seven-year association with the U.S. government’s program to account for military service members who went missing during America’s historic conflicts. Based on hundreds of primary source documents including email and records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, this volume is an unprecedented description of the extent of political interference in the science of human skeletal identification. The narrative in Volume 2 derives from the author’s four-year experience as a member of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s (JPAC) Central Identification Laboratory located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu, Hawaii.  

About the authors

Paul M. Cole, an independent scholar with extensive experience in the US Department of Defense, is an established figure in the POW/MIA Accounting Community.  The leak of his internal report on malfeasance in the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) resulted in two Congressional hearings, dozens of media reports around the world, and a comprehensive restructuring of the POW/MIA accounting program.  Dr. Cole’s three-volume RAND report, POW/MIA Issues (1994) has become a standard reference text.  Dr. Cole received a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, MSFS from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
POW/MIA Accounting
Book Subtitle
Volume II – J*P*A*C and The Politics of Human Skeletal Identification
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6465-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LI, 1002
Number of Illustrations
87 b/w illustrations
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