McCaskill meets with Arlington Cemetery officials

AP News

11/4/2011 3:47:48 AM - AP News

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.