Major Problems Found in Iraq, Afghan War Spending

By: Richard Lardner AP Email
By: Richard Lardner AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent panel investigating contracting
in Iraq and Afghanistan has a bleak assessment for how tens of billions of dollars have been spent since 2001.

A report by the Wartime Contracting Commission, obtained by The
Associated Press, documents poor management, weak oversight and a
failure to learn from mistakes.

One example cited by the report is a dining facility at a U.S. base in Iraq. The decision to build it was based on bad planning and botched paperwork, but it's too far along to stop. The pricetag: $30 million.

More than 240,000 private sector employees support military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The report is scheduled to be made public Wednesday at a hearing by a House committee.


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