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Iraq Waste

U.S. Leaving Billions In 'Legacy Of Waste' In Iraq, Special Inspector General Says

Los Angeles Times | Liz Sly, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Khan Bani Saad, Iraq -- The shell of a prison that will never be used rises from the desert on the edge of this dusty town north of Baghdad, a hulking...

Iraq Contractor Making MILLIONS Off Mechanics Working 43 MINUTES A MONTH

Mother Jones | Adam Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was just a single contract for a single job on a single base in Iraq. The Department of Defense agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a y...

Former Iraq Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Almost $40 Million In Army Fuel

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Army contractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing nearly $40 million worth of jet and diesel fuel from a U.S. Army b...

BBC Investigation Estimates $23 Billion In Iraq Lost, Stolen, Or Unaccounted For

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq. For the first time...

Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars of lucrative Iraq reconstruction contracts were never finished because of excessive delays, poor performance or...

'Significant' Amount Of U.S. Funds For Iraq Funneled To Militias

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing today on waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq, GAO Comptroller David Walker said that "the Iraqis have a bu...