Quashed Report Showed Pentagon Wasted $125 Billion

$125 billion

Amount of administrative waste uncovered by an internal study of the Pentagon’s business operations. Senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by the Washington Post.

Pentagon Says 44 Afghan Soldiers Have Escaped in U.S.

44Number of Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training who have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, according to Pentagon officials, Reuters reports. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small – some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 – the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.