Prison » Audit finds U.S. Defense Department wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars

The Hill
January 29, 2018

I can’t name a single person who likes having their money wasted. It’s even worse if the careless spending of your money is done by someone else – particularly the federal government.

Every year, Americans dutifully pay their federal taxes. The United States government collects trillions of dollars for the purpose of funding essential functions, such as national security efforts and vital public services and programs.

However, taxpayer dollars are often misused, misallocated and wasted. That has unfortunately been the case within one of the federal government’s most essential agencies – the United States Department of Defense.

I’ve conducted extensive oversight work of the Defense Department for years, particularly and most recently regarding federal spending in Afghanistan. In many instances, U.S. projects aimed at rebuilding Afghanistan have been mismanaged and lack proper documentation.

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This article was posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm

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