House committee's Arlington hearing scheduled for June 30

The Armed Services Committee's hearing into problems at Arlington National Cemetery will begin June 30

By Mark Benjamin
June 17, 2010 10:18PM (UTC)
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Army Secretary John McHugh, right, with Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, during a news conference on June 10.

The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing June 30th on the unfolding scandal at Arlington National Cemetery. Army Secretary John McHugh and Lt. Gen. Steven Whitcomb, the Army inspector general, are slated to testify. The hearing follows an Army report released last week confirming a year of reporting by Salon.com showing burial mix-ups and contracting irregularities at the storied burial grounds. Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, D-Mo., said, "It is important for us to make sure the Army is taking all of the necessary steps to keep such egregious actions from ever happening again."


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