Pentagon: ‘$8.5 Trillion In Taxpayer Dollars Unaccounted For Since 1996’ (Reuters)

Why the Pentagon’s many campaigns to clean up its accounts are failing (Reuters, Dec 23, 2013):

With its efforts to build reliable accounting systems in disarray, the Pentagon isn’t likely to meet a congressionally mandated 2017 deadline to be audit-ready. All other federal agencies are audited annually, in accordance with a 1990 law, and with rare exceptions, they pass every year. The Pentagon alone has never been audited, leaving roughly $8.5 trillion in taxpayer dollars unaccounted for since 1996, the first year it was supposed to be audited.

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