Nov. 15, 2012 - This week, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Peter Sleeth answered questions from Redditors on the revelation that field reports have been lost or are missing for many Army units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Below, highlights of that discussion.
(Read: Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans)
Q: How far does this problem reach? Are you aware of any issues like this with the intelligence agencies? I find it funny/sad that veterans are losing benefits and care because the army couldn't get their version of Excel installed. But there are over 3,000 pages of documentation into the Petraeus affair. — TommyFoolery
A: Senior officers tend to keep their own records quite well, they are conscious of their own history, for certain. We are now exploring whether these missing field records are causing problems with intelligence activities, as a matter of fact.
Q: How the military has dealt with what I'm sure is a recurring problem over the last several decades? Is the problem better/worse?— amzam read more w/backlinks>>>