Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Best Web OpEds

Ignoring the Pentagon's Multi-Trillion-Dollar Accounting Error

Quicklink Submitted By       Message Dave Lindorff     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags

Must Read 1   Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Author 63
Become a Fan
  (84 fans)

By Dave Lindorff

The inspector general's office of the Department of Defense in July issued a scathing report saying the army had essentially made up an end-of-year accounting of all its spending, claiming $6.5 trillion had been expended in FY2015. The number -- more than 10 times the total military budget for that year, was essentially pulled out of the air and, the IG said, which makes it impossible for anyone -- the public, Congress, the media or even the General Accounting Office, to find out where the military spends the money Congress allocates. But this huge story did not run in any major corporate news media except for Reuters.

get the full story at

Read the rest of the story HERE:



- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)

Dave Lindorff Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)