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The Pentagon Has Avoided Audit For 27 Years | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 18, 2017

The Pentagon has what Al Capone could only wish for. That doesn’t stop the government from auditing, fining, jailing the poor taxpaying slobs that support the pentagram.

 But how indeed does this money get spent? An open secret in Washington is that the Pentagon, by far the largest if not most byzantine agency in the federal government, has never been audited. Sure, Congress mandated in 1990 that it be audited, but not surprisingly, the leviathan agency never complied, with no consequences to speak of. Reports abound about bureaucracy, contractor pushback, and at least one “historic” Marine Corps audit in 2015 that turned out to be less than thorough due to internal politics. Bottom line, the audits just aren’t happening. 


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