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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
So 8.5 trillion was supposed to be spent of the US military... but it wasn't?
Where does that leave the state of the US military compared to China?
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SonOfThor
Every so often someone tries to fix it. They usually end up with a nice round room and a pretty white coat within a week or two.
originally posted by: cardinalfan0596
a reply to: MALBOSIA
So how do you issue a valid receipt when the accounting system says there are 1,214 Abrams Main Battle Tanks belonging to the US Marine Corps, and the physical count shows there are 1,218 Tanks? That is a 34.3 million dollar discrepancy. The only option is to change the numbers in the accounting system. Then, you have a moronic bean counter that comes along and bitches about a receipt, and then tells his Boss...I have 34.3 million dollars in adjustments that have no records. When you realize that it happens with damned near EVERY line item belonging to the US military (up to, and including aircraft carriers at one point) it is NOT hard to see just how quickly you can build up a large discrepancy.