(Added Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title V, § 569(b)(1),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 348; amended Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title V, § 578(f)(1), (2)(A),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2537; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, § 599(e),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1769; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1066(a)(14),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 771; Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, § 541(a),Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2296.)
2009—Pub. L. 111–84
amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) to (d) relating to review of status of missing person cases arising before enactment of this chapter.
1999—Subsec. (a)(2)(A), (B). Pub. L. 106–65
substituted “November 18, 1997,” for “the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998”.
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85
, § 599(e)(1), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows:
“(a) Review of Status.—In the case of an unaccounted for person covered by section
of this title who is described in subsection (b), if new information that could change the status of that person is found or received by a United States intelligence agency, by a Department of Defense agency, or by a person specified in section
of this title, that information shall be provided to the Secretary of Defense with a request that the Secretary evaluate the information in accordance with sections
of this title.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–85
, § 599(e)(2), added subsec. (d).
1996—Pub. L. 104–201
, § 578(f)(2)(A), struck out “, special interest” after “Preenactment” in section catchline.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 104–201
, § 578(f)(1), redesignatedsubsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which read as follows:
“(c) Special Rule for Persons Classified as ‘KIA/BNR’.—In the case of a person described in subsection (b) who was classified as ‘killed in action/body not recovered’, the case of that person may be reviewed under this section only if the new information referred to in subsection (a) is compelling.”
Pub. L. 111–84
, div. A, title V, § 541(d),Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2298
, provided that:
“(1) Priority.—A priority of the program required by section
, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), to resolve missing person cases arising before the enactment of chapter 76 of such title by section 569 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104–106; 110 Stat. 336
) [approved Feb. 10, 1996] shall be the return of missing persons to United States control alive.
“(2) Accounting for goal.—In implementing the program, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the officials specified in subsection (f)(1) ofsection
of title 10, United States Code, shall provide such funds, personnel, and resources as the Secretary considers appropriate to increase significantly the capability and capacity of the Department of Defense, the Armed Forces, and commanders of the combatant commands to account for missing persons so that, beginning with fiscal year 2015, the POW/MIA accounting community has sufficient resources to ensure that at least 200 missing persons are accounted for under the program annually.
“(3) Definitions.—In this subsection:
“(A) The term ‘accounted for’ has the meaning given such term in section
, United States Code.
“(B) The term ‘POW/MIA accounting community’ has the meaning given such term in section 1509(b)(2) of such title.”