Air Force Chief addresses mishandling of remains

Monday - 11/14/2011, 7:39pm EST

Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz testified on Capitol Hill about the fact that the military had put remains of military war dead in a landfill. Schwartz told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the problem had been corrected and he defended a decision not to fire anyone who worked at the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. One military officer and two civilians received disciplinary action, steps that investigators at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said in a letter to President Barack Obama did not go far enough.