Wednesday, October 29, 2014

4-Stars, Military Benefits, and C-27A's

Our high-ranking generals and admirals have been testifying before congress on how badly the military's budget is affected by the rising high cost of military pay and benefits. We now know - as a result of detailed cost breakdowns by the various veterans organizations - that this is not true. It is simply a lie. What needs to be closely looked at is the waste in military procurement (can you say C-27?). One columnist spells it out for us using the example of the fleet of 20 C-27's bought for the Afghan Air Force which were hardly ever used. This program cost us over 1/2 billion dollars and recently the planes were scrapped for 6 cents per lb. Talk about waste! Read more in "Editorial: Who's kidding whom?", Military Times, October 22, 2014.

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