President Donald Trump must be furious at a new report alleging that the Department of Defense has “lost” over $1 billion worth of vital equipment, including high-tech drones.
“The Pentagon lost track of nearly $1 billion in military hardware in the fiscal year 2020, including equipment for Syrians fighting the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and over 100 drones in Afghanistan, home to one of the largest concentrations of terrorist groups in the world,” Breitbart reported Thursday, citing an annual waste report recently published by Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY).
“Overall, Paul found the feds wasted over $54 billion on spraying alcoholic rats with bobcat urine ($4.5 million) and walking lizards on a treadmill (more than $1.5 million),” Breitbart reported, “as Americans reeled from the economic downturn fueled by the pandemic.”
Paul’s report indicated that some of the wasteful spending might even “threaten the United States’ security.”
The report states:
[T]he Department of Defense (DOD) hit another speed bump, when it spent $174,000,000 on contracts to provide drones to the ANA [Afghan National Army], drones which the ANA couldn’t, and didn’t, use enough to make the acquisition cost-effective before DOD and its contractor literally lost track of the drones.
To read more about the report, click here.