Daily Revolt

September 21, 2007

Pentagon Investigating $6B in Contracts for Iraq and Afghanistan

Just a reminder of where your money is going. You can bet some contractor or politician is pocketing the dough. Even worse, our troops are dying because of this waster and corruption:
Federal investigators are examining allegations of criminal misconduct related to $6 billion worth of contracts for equipment and services needed in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday.

The financial scope of the inquiries was provided during a congressional hearing at which Defense Department representatives were criticized for moving too slowly to deal with a growing number of cases of contract fraud and abuse.

Following the testimony from Thomas Gimble, the Pentagon's deputy inspector general, members of the House Armed Services Committee questioned whether a "culture of corruption" had consumed the military's system for buying the gear the troops need to fight.

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