2 thoughts on “The War Department Should Just Be a Branch of the U.S. Treasury

  1. Racketeers says:

    “How the Pentagon Devours the Federal Budget” https://warisboring.com/how-the-pentagon-devours-the-federal-budget/ “Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage. Imagine as well that the White House and a majority of the politicians in Washington, no matter the party, acquiesced in the arrangement. In fact, the annual quest to boost Pentagon spending into the stratosphere regularly follows that very scenario, assisted by predictions of imminent doom from industry-funded hawks with a vested interest in increased military outlays.”
    Also: “The Pentagon relies on the obscure Defense Contract Management Agency to negotiate and administer $5 trillion in contracts across the Defense Department as an average of $455 million in taxpayer dollars are paid out each day to contractors. How well that agency does its job directly affects both how wisely taxpayer dollars are spent and whether our troops get what they need when they need it. Yet the cascading series of major, systemic failures within the agency, which has nearly 12,000 employees and an annual budget of roughly $1.5 billion, led an independent investigator from the U.S. Army to go so far as to recommend that it be prohibited from awarding its own contracts in the future.” https://warisboring.com/the-pentagons-contracting-gurus-mismanaged-their-own-contracts/

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