The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit


The sheer scale of the money that is lost, wasted, and irresponsibly used in the military is mind boggling.

(From Rolling Stone)

Asked by a reporter why taxpayers should keep giving the Pentagon roughly $700 billion a year if it can’t even “get their house in order and count ships right or buildings right,” Shanahan quipped, “We count ships right.”…

Ships they can count. Buildings? That’s more difficult.

…Just a few years ago, in fact, it admitted to losing track of “478 structures,” in addition to 39 Black Hawk helicopters (whose fully loaded versions list for about $21 million a pop).

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