Emergence: Has US Army Really Lost $6.5 Trillion?

Emergence KAudit Reveals the Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where $6.5 Trillion Dollars Has Gone

The accounting errors and manipulated numbers, though obviously problems in their own right, highlight a far greater problem for the Defense Department than only bad recording keeping and wasteful spending habits. In reality, they are a representation of the poor decision-making, and lack of oversight and accountability that plague our nation’s government as a whole.

DoD IG Audit Report

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) (OASA[FM&C]) and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis (DFAS Indianapolis) did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in third quarter journal voucher (JV) adjustments and $6.5 trillion in year-end JV adjustments.

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Aug 16

Reference: 1:50K Military Combat Chart Short-Falls – NGA Still Fails at MC&G

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PDF (15 Slides): MC&G Brief 2013

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Aug 11

Chuck Spinney: USAF Killing the A-10 Proven Solution for Close Air Support (CAS)?

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

Why Is the U.S. Air Force Dismantling Some of Its Stored A-10s?

Old Warthogs should remain flyable

by JAMES STEVENSON, War is Boring, 3 August 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps, tired of waiting for the continuously-delayed F-35B, has gone to the Arizona boneyard to retrieve some of its preserved, first-edition F-18 Hornets to fulfill its close air support obligation to protect Marines on the ground.

Mindful of the aphorism “willful waste makes woeful want,” the Marine Corps preserved its F-18s in the boneyard just in case it ever needed them again.

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Aug 4