Trump's new man at the Pentagon, Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan

Keep Walking, Nothing Important to See Here

It doesn’t bode well for accountability or fiscal probity that in unceremoniously shit-canning his Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the petulant President Donald Trump elevated in his stead as acting secretary Mattis’s number two, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. If you said, “Shanahan who?” welcome to the club. This was about as invisible a bureaucrat …

Cooking the books at the Pentagon

Hear Dave Lindorff discuss his ‘Pentagon Accounting Fraud’ Nation magazine cover story

The Nation blog: ‘Dave Lindorff on Cooking Books at the Pentagon’  ‘The Damage Report’ with John Iadarola: ‘Pentagon Audit Complete Disaster ‘Counterspin’ with Janine Jackson: ‘Dave Lindorff on Pentagon Fraud’ Michigan State Radio’s ‘Stateside’ program:  ‘Conversation with Dave Lindorff and Prof. Mark Skidmore’ ‘Project Censored’ with Mickey Huff: ‘Lindorff Explores the Pentagon’s Financial Mysteries’   …

How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit

Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed

How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit. By Dave Lindorff On November 15, Ernst & Young and other private firms that were hired to audit the Pentagon announced that they could not complete the job. Congress had ordered an independent audit of the Department of Defense, the government’s largest single cost …