Army Waste

Army warehouses are stacked with $3.6 billion worth of spare parts that the military does not need, according to new government report. The supply of some parts stashed away by the Army exceeded the foreseeable demand for decades to come, an investigation by the Government Accountability Office discovered. There was "no projected demand" for a "substantial" amount of the inventory. The report said the Army probably will never use about $900 million of the equipment it had in storage in 2007. "At

Army warehouses are stacked with $3.6 billion worth of spare parts that the military does not need, according to new government report. The supply of some parts stashed away by the Army exceeded the foreseeable demand for decades to come, an investigation by the Government Accountability Office discovered. There was "no projected demand" for a "substantial" amount of the inventory. The report said the Army probably will never use about $900 million of the equipment it had in storage in 2007. "At a time when the country has a $10.6 trillion national debt and is struggling with huge unmet needs, it is an absolute outrage that the Army is wasting huge sums of money for spare parts that they don't need," said Senator Bernie Sanders , who requested the report. "This is waste pure and simple, and it's waste that has to end."

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