Posted BY: Uldis Sprogis

Perhaps the greatest incompetence on the U.S. political scene is the military which spent $9 trillion in the Afghanistan war on terror over a period of 20 years and failed miserably to train the Afghan military to defend its territory.

To date, no military officers in charge of this colossal failure have been fired or demoted, while many private contractors and the military-industrial complex laughed all the way to the bank, making exorbitant profits off of the Afghanistan campaign while it lasted.

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Next is an excerpt from by Olivia Murray of 3/9/23.

Now, House Republicans are poking around. Three days ago, Rep. James Comer and Rep. Pete Sessions sent a letter to the DoD’s Lloyd Austin regarding the messy finances. Read below:

The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating the Department of Defense’s (DOD) failure to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. In November 2022, DOD failed its fifth consecutive audit, unable to account for sixty-one percent of its $3.5 trillion in assets. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) also recently reported that DOD continues to fail to accurately account for hundreds of billions of dollars of government furnished property in the hands of contractors. DOD’s inability to adequately track assets risks our military readiness and represents a flagrant disregard for taxpayer funds, even as it receives nearly a trillion dollars annually. 

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