Billions of dollars down the drain

The United States have been spent in vain 34 billion dollars that went to personal service contracts, in protracted wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It said the newspaper Wall-Street Journal, citing data from the study, explained that they are still being finalized, but will soon be presented to the U.S. Congress. " As the publisher said a source familiar with the draft of this report, "the document contains the findings of a bipartisan commission and should be completed in the coming time."

The Commission on military contracts, analyzing this data, offered a more upscale look to those abuses which allowed the use of contract funds during the soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan for a decade. In many of the programs has been spent over 200 billion dollars on grants and contracts.

According to the documents, for the services of the different projects and different contractors to allocate more money from the budget, which eventually proved worthless. An example is the example program to promote and develop agriculture in the Republic of Afghanistan. The main focus was subsidizing programs from the farm and obstruction of the fact that rural residents were hired to work on richer neighbors. On this program from America had izderzhat $ 300 million. Another reason is the leakage of funds security agencies who were hired by South American authorities to help in the work of their own civil servants. In addition to making a direct commitment they made in Afghanistan criminal activity than lowered the reputation of the U.S. Army in this and other countries around the world.

Source which wished to remain unknown, made a statement that at times the salary of the United States received more than 200 thousand contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq — Which is more than the number of U.S. troops, which is stationed in these countries at the present time. If more precisely, it is the least 100 thousand U.S. military personnel who are in Afghanistan, and the least 46 thousand troops in Iraq.

Interfere with activities of the commission of inquiry is also the fact that the precise number to find out the situation with private contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq is not probable: some contractors lured to the work of subcontractors who worked respectively with the temporary work force, said the source.

The Commission verbally blames the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama that there was no oversight by federal agencies for the implementation of the budget funds. As a result of this, military budget, which was approved in 2012 in the amount of $ 690 billion may be revised or cut back. But, as the research department Fibo Group, if the United States will reduce expenditures for military purposes, it will mean that the cost reduction is to come to the service and related services for the troops. If the South American government decided to cut back on programs from the military, it is first reflected in the number of U.S. military in other countries. Will also decrease in other expenses, but it is virtually imperceptible. Most likely, in future military operations, U.S. troops such costs will remain the same, because the track all items of expenditure in this global financing very difficult.

Meanwhile, it was news to U.S. politicians, but first and Democrats very nasty event. The country started a heated debate on the topic of reducing budget expenditure, which has become a stumbling block on the way of coordination to prevent default and debt ceiling increase. For confirmation of useless and non-embezzlement can cause a strong blow to the president of the United States, which tries to agree with the Republicans on the volume reduction of budget expenditures.

Subject spending on military operations in the economical question was already far not the first time. We can recall for example, when the Libyan conflict cost the country hundreds of millions of $. In general, looking from an economic point of view, a waste of $ 34 billion during the conduct of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan does not threaten the administration of U.S. President, said the head of the investment management and analytical support IFC "Solid" by M. Koroljuk. From a policy can be something and threatening, although the bulk of these costs came in at the time of the Bush administration. At this point, the South American government needs to save on $ 500 billion a year, so that $ 34 billion would not change the situation, said Nikolai Solabuto, which manages the assets of BCS.

South American military intend to withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of this year. It seems that the United States agree that military spending must be reduced at least by what methods, but analysts say country unlikely to go for it. Managing the analytical department of "RIC-finance" Roman Tkachuk, said: Reduce military spending to assist the United States to stabilize public debt.

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