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The Pentagon's Epic Decades-Long Fraud: An Interview with Author Dave Lindorff on NPR's 'The Takeaway'

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NPR's Amy Walter interviews Nation writer Dave Lindorff about his explosive Nation investigative report on how the Pentagon, for almost a generation has been producing annual quarterly and end-of-year financial statements for presentation to Congress which are so full of completely made up numbers that in the words of one former senior audit director for the Pentagon's own Office of Inspector General they are simply "garbage." Lindorff explains how this epic scam works, and how it has been deliberately used by the Pentagon to jack up its budgets year after year for no reason beyond enriching the nation's arms contractors and fattening the salaries and pensions of the military's top-heavy officer corps and civilian leadership. 

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Dave Lindorff, winner of a 2019 "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper (more...)

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