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Returning the fallen

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Science  15 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6467, pp. 809
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz5197

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Every year, the U.S. Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Accounting Agency spends $130 million, nearly 70% of which is allocated to operations in Southeast Asia. Why does the United States spend considerable amounts of money and effort to identify and repatriate the remains of service members killed in action during overseas wars? Sarah Wagner's book What Remains offers a compelling and thoughtful answer.

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