Pentagon fails first-ever audit

Last year, Thomas Hedges wrote in The Guardian about the trillions of US Dollars in taxpayer money that has gone unaccounted for since the 1990s:

“Over the last 20 years, the Pentagon has broken every promise to Congress about when an audit would be completed,” the director of the Audit the Pentagon coalition, Rafael DeGennaro, told the Guardian. “Meanwhile, Congress has more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget.”

Now the Pentagon has finally conducted its first-ever comprehensive audit – and unsurprisingly failed it. Barbara Lee comments:

The unchecked waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon is an insult to the American people.