Retired general to serve as chairman of Dover review panel

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said earlier this month that he has asked an independent panel to review mismanagement of the deceased soldiers remains at Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware because a probe already completed by the Air Force Office of Special Counsel raised “additional questions” that must be answered.

Pentagon brass want to “make sure we have taken every step to give” the affected military families “peace of mind,” Panetta said Nov. 10.