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U.S. Army Lost $1 BILLION Worth Of Arms & Equipment In Iraq, Yet The Media Remains Silent – Collective Evolution

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 28, 2017

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/27/u-s-army-lost-one-billion-worth-of-arms-equipment-in-iraq-yet-the-media-remains-silent/

The Pentagon Has Lost Trillions of Dollars

Unlike every other business and organization in the United States, the Pentagon does not get audited on a yearly basis. To be clear, this is illegal. Legislation that was passed in the early 90s states that all government agencies must be audited on an annual basis. However, since the Pentagon doesn’t get audited yearly, an astounding $10 trillion in taxpayer money has gone completely unaccounted for since 1996.

“Over the last 20 years, the Pentagon has broken every promise to Congress about when an audit would be completed,” the director of the Audit the Pentagon coalition, Rafael DeGennaro, explained. “Meanwhile, Congress has more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget.”

Not only has the Pentagon’s budget increased year after year, but it will continue to do so without question, despite the fact that tons of this money is wasted or unaccounted for. This seems strange, especially after the Washington Post exposed that the Pentagon had recently buried a report that proved they wasted $125 billion. The Pentagon even tried to hide this internal study out of fear that the U.S. government would decrease its budget, making it more than a little ironic that the Trump administration chose to increase it instead. You can read about this in our CE article here.

I chalk it up to 50% the usual gross incompetence and 50% covert foreign aid to groups that the government otherwise would be hard pressed to justify.  Al Qaeda and ISIS forces fighting Iran and Syria.

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