from The Daily Bell:
Air Force ballistic missile upgrade said to be stalled over cost … The U.S. Air Force’s program to develop and field an intercontinental ballistic missile to replace aging Minuteman III weapons is stalled over Pentagon concerns the service underestimated the cost by billions of dollars, according to a defense official familiar with the program. – Stars and Stripes
The Pentagon seems to be getting an attack of fiscal responsibility as we can see from the above article excerpt.
Only it is in the wrong direction.
The Pentagon is worried the US Airforce is underestimating how much its new intercontinental ballistic missile is going to cost.
As we write, the Pentagon is being exposed to significant negative media commentary regarding its inability to track upwards of $8 trillion of budgetary items.
See here, from Zerohedge:
Shocking Government Report Finds $6.5 Trillion In Taxpayer Funds “Unaccounted For”
Last week, we first touched on a topic which, in any non-banana republic, would be a far greater scandal than what Ryan Lochte may or may not have been doing in a Rio bathroom: namely, government corruption, falsification and potential fraud and embezzlement, which has resulted in the Pentagon being unable to account for up to $8.5 trillion in taxpayer funding.
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