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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:53 PM

Report finds U.S. Army lost track of $1 billion in weapons, ammo in Middle East

In an Inspector General memorandum dated Sept. 2016, the IG says the Army did not implement effective controls to maintain visibility and accountability of Iraq Train and Equip Fund Equipment (ITEF).

Amnesty International, who obtained the report via Freedom of Information Act requests, reports the IG’s audit discovered the Army’s sloppy accountability procedures and record-keeping within the Iraqi chain of command resulted in arms manufactured in the U.S. and other countries winding up in the hands of armed groups known to be committing war crimes and other atrocities, such as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).

“This audit provides a worrying insight into the U.S. Army’s flawed — and potentially dangerous — system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty International’s Arms Control and Human Rights Researcher, said in a statement published by Raw Story.

The report contends the Army’s use of separate, locally generated spreadsheets were vulnerable to “human input errors” and that because spreadsheets were not geographically located within the same chain of custody, the Army is unsure regarding the location of large quantities of rolling stock and ammunition intend for transfer to the Government of Iraq (GoI) as ITEF.

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n2doc May 2017 OP
CrispyQ May 2017 #1
n2doc May 2017 #2
jesskirablue42 May 2017 #3
bluedigger May 2017 #8
hunter May 2017 #4
Blue_Tires May 2017 #5
Iggo May 2017 #6
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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:34 PM

1. So the army loses $1 billion & Trump wants to take money away from seniors & poor kids

& give it to the military.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:38 PM

2. Well you know how it is

One of 'those people' might buy lobster with their food stamps. That is what is really driving the deficit!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:08 PM

3. It's not just sloppy accounting

 

when arms go to the enemy.

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Response to jesskirablue42 (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:08 PM

8. It's good business.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:17 PM

4. Maybe they just don't want us to know what sorts of terrorists they gave it too


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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:00 PM

5. "lost track" is a kind way of saying "stolen and sold on the black market"

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:01 PM

6. "...lost track of..."

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:07 PM

7. It's all play money to the DoD.




A billion here, a billion there. Sooner or later you're talking about real money.




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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:11 PM

9. Hauling that shit away in wheelbarrows. nt

 

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Wed May 24, 2017, 06:34 PM

10. A billion here, a billion there...pretty soon we're talking real money.

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