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Yeah, it's Tom Coburn.  Yet another year another "report".

Wastebook 2012

All and all, an interesting read.

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34) U.S. Iraqi police training program burns through hundreds of millions of dollars, crashes in flames – (Department of State) $400.2 million

Potentially a “bottomless pit” is how the Special Inspector General for Iraq (SIGIR) described a key State Department’s security program. After receiving authority over the program from the U.S. military, the Department of State (DOS) has bungled planning and implementation of the program. Because of the high security costs of working in Iraq, most of the program’s support costs are spent on security, not on the provision of police training. Only six percent of the program’s budget goes to police training services. And, what training the State Department has provided so far has largely failed to meet the Iraqis’ needs.

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Again, an interesting read.

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    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:43:11 AM PDT

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