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KBR, the largest contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, improperly billed the Pentagon and was paid about $103 million for armed security guard services, a U.S. senator says.
the Pentagon has recovered $42 million of the payments
McCaskill said she was concerned the Defense Department "is not moving quickly enough to recover the remaining $61 million
ecause the contract specifically prohibits contractors billing the Pentagon for armed security guards, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Darryn James, a De
Gibbs said that although cost is not the determining factor in the Afghanistan debate, it is a consideration. The cost of 1,000 troops is $1 billion per year, according to Gibbs.