Palgrave-Macmillan has offered a contract to publish Volume 2 of POW/MIA Accounting, entitled, J*P*A*C: The Politics of Human Skeletal Identification. The book covers the years 2010-2014 when I was a Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s (JPAC) Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii. Volume 2 addresses the influence of paid lobbyists and the role of junk science in the DoD program intended to account for American servicemen who went missing during America’s historic conflicts. The role of Congress, particularly the lack of effective oversight, is discussed in detail.
Volume 2 is scheduled for release in late-2018.