McCaskill meets with Arlington Cemetery officials

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Posted: Nov 04, 2011 3:47 AM
McCaskill meets with Arlington Cemetery officials

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will brief U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on their ongoing reform efforts following revelations last year of more than 200 misidentified gravesites.

McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, will be touring the cemetery Friday morning to learn about the changes that are taking place.

In September, the Army's inspector general issued a report saying the widespread mismanagement uncovered at the cemetery a year ago no longer exists. But the cemetery continues to deal with problems, including typical wait times of almost three months for burials with full military honors.

McCaskill chairs a Senate subcommittee that has conducted oversight hearings on the cemetery's management.