$20 Million

— The value of duffel bags, body armor, helmets, chem-bio masks, safety glasses and sleeping bags issued by the Pentagon to contractors and civilians headed to war zones between 2006 and 2012 that was never returned to the government as required, according to a just-issued Pentagon inspector general’s report.
Battleland Battleland

Best Supporting Actor

As President Obama heads to Norfolk on Tuesday to warn of the biggest attack on the Navy’s fleet since Pearl Harbor – that would be the budget cuts mandated under the sequester, slated to start Friday – the Navy itself …

$6.8 Billion

— The money spent by the Pentagon between 2008 and 2012 on translators, interpreters and other foreign-language support efforts, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday. One reported proposal on how to deal with sequestration’s looming budget cuts: invade only nations where the natives speak English.
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