Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Waste Revealed From The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Robert F. Hale, undersecretary of defense (comptroller) testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the department's 2012 budget request in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Report: Billions Lost On Contracts In Iraq And Afghanistan -- CNN

Washington (CNN) -- A new report blasts the U.S. government for wasting tens of billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan by relying too much on contractors and doing too little to monitor their performance.

The interim report from the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan points out that contractors in the war zones sometimes have exceeded the number of military personnel. Numbering 200,000, contractors now roughly match the military force.

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More News On Waste In Iraq And Afghanistan

Study says US wasted billions in Iraq, Afghanistan -- AFP
US wasted billions in Iraq and Afghanistan, says report -- RFI
Wartime contracting commission details years of waste -- Government Executive
US oversight of war-zone contractors labeled weak -- Bloomerbg Businessweek
Commission Concerned with Contingency Contracting -- Project on Government Oversight

My Comment: With so much money 'sloshing around' .... who has any motivation to stop these wars and conflicts?

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