Abizaid headed up the Defense Health Board investigative panel, which was created in response to the discovery last year that the remains of fallen service members had been mishandled prior to 2008. The DoD subcommittee panel released its report Tuesday, part of which brought to light the dumping of 9/11 victims' remains.
That same report had a list of recommendations for Dover Port Mortuary, to make sure remains are treated with respect and dignity in the future.
Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.