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Construction of a $30 million dining facility at a U.S. base in Iraq is scheduled to be completed Dec. 25. But the decision to build it was based on bad planning and botched paperwork. The project is too far along to stop, making the mess hall a future monument to the waste and inefficiency plaguing the war effort, according to an independent panel investigating contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
KBR Inc., the primary LOGCAP contractor in Iraq, has been paid nearly $32 billion since 2001. The commission says billions of dollars of that amount ended up wasted due to poorly defined work orders, inadequate oversight and contractor inefficiencies.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by LeaderOfProgress
At least this is only in the millions and it is actually being used for "something". I have a much harder time coming to terms with the billions that have simply disappeared and can't be accounted for.
A lot of scumbags made a heck of a lot of money off of this war.
...false allegations, the record needs to be set straight on the issue of "bonuses." The term bonus is factually inaccurate. Award fees (not bonuses) are awarded under LOGCAP III. The US government's award fee structure is based on a grading system that scores a number of criteria, including performance, quality, schedule, cost control and management support of all KBR's work in theater. This work includes operation of dining facilities and morale, welfare and recreations centers, mail delivery to the troops, as well as KBR's electrical activities.