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Pentagon wasted $93 million on 'forest' camouflage uniforms for Afghan troops

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 ESET    1,226

The Pentagon spent $93.81 million over the past decade to provide Afghan troops with uniforms of a “forest” camouflage pattern which is largely unsuitable for Afghanistan’s landscape, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

“Forests cover only 2.1% of Afghanistan’s total land area,” the report notes.

The 17-page document further estimates that the Pentagon wasted up to $28 million simply because it chose to buy the pattern from a private firm.

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/393498-pentagon-afghan-uniforms/

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 apache54    4,918

YUP!

and IF you investigate those firms you might be surprised WHO owns stock in those companies, the MIC is RIFE with waste spending!!

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 phxsparks    854
5 hours ago, ESET said:

The Pentagon spent $93.81 million over the past decade to provide Afghan troops with uniforms of a “forest” camouflage pattern which is largely unsuitable for Afghanistan’s landscape, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

“Forests cover only 2.1% of Afghanistan’s total land area,” the report notes.

The 17-page document further estimates that the Pentagon wasted up to $28 million simply because it chose to buy the pattern from a private firm.

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/393498-pentagon-afghan-uniforms/

I am not shocked but rather disappointed.  Government procurement has long been subject to wasteful spending.

It does seem that few people have the cajones to do anything about it.

It is also interesting what some researchers have found when looking at the ownership of these suppliers/companies who sell to the government. 

Some of it seems to boil down to graft.  Remember years ago when the $2000 toilet seats and $500 carpenters hammers were discovered?

Good Grief!

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 Cinnamon    23,102
24 minutes ago, phxsparks said:

I am not shocked but rather disappointed.  Government procurement has long been subject to wasteful spending.

It does seem that few people have the cajones to do anything about it.

It is also interesting what some researchers have found when looking at the ownership of these suppliers/companies who sell to the government. 

Some of it seems to boil down to graft.  Remember years ago when the $2000 toilet seats and $500 carpenters hammers were discovered?

Good Grief!

The Pentagon has "lost" 3.4 Trillion dollars and never found it, too. :/

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 phxsparks    854
Just now, Cinnamon said:

The Pentagon has "lost" 3.4 Trillion dollars and never found it, too. :/

If they could only recover part of this "disappeared" money, it would be enough to fund a proper healthcare system for everyone in the U.S. for quite a while.  They could probably repair the highways and bridges as well.

What sort of crappy accountants do they have watching the books?  Or, perhaps some of the accountants are in on scam.

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 Cinnamon    23,102
Just now, phxsparks said:

If they could only recover part of this "disappeared" money, it would be enough to fund a proper healthcare system for everyone in the U.S. for quite a while.  They could probably repair the highways and bridges as well.

What sort of crappy accountants do they have watching the books?  Or, perhaps some of the accountants are in on scam.

There were some thieves in there, I think Zielokow was one of them. (sp?) 

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