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Faults Found by Overdue DoD Audit Could Cost $559 Million to Fix

In what was a surprise to no one, the Pentagon failed its first-ever comprehensive audit.   It took nearly a year for more than 1,000 auditors to conduct dozens of separate audits on $2.7 trillion worth of Department of Defense assets. More than 600 locations were visited, more than 40,000 documents were requested, and more than 90,000 sample items were tested.   In… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, November 30th 2018

First-Ever Pentagon Audit Will Likely Underline Habitual Wasteful Spending

The Department of Defense possesses more than $2.4 trillion in assets. Yet, the Pentagon is currently undergoing its first-ever audit. Findings could be released this week, and they’re expected to outline significant issues.  That the military has readiness issues is not a secret. In April, Defense News reported naval aviation readiness was either at or near an all-time low. In October, Secretary of Defense Jim… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, November 14th 2018

How to Honor Veterans: Better Foreign Policy

In a recent op-ed, Iraq War veteran and Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Dan Caldwell joined William Ruger, Afghanistan War veteran and vice president of research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute, in calling for “a more realistic foreign policy that only sends those who serve into harm’s way when America’s vital national… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Veterans Day 2018: 3 Ways Veterans Are Making Their Mark After Service

Did you know there are more than 20 million veterans in the United States? That is a lot of veterans, but they comprise only about 7 percent of the U.S. population. Although vets make up a small subset of the country, they have an incredible impact on society. From small businesses all the way to… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Sunday, November 11th 2018