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Pentagon Announces Plan to Destroy $1 Billion in Ammunition

Resource: http://www.truthandaction.org/pentagon-destroy-1-billion-ammunition/
According to a Governmental Accountability Office report, the Pentagon is going to destroy over $1 billion in ammunition despite large portions of it being useable by soldiers on the ground.

According to USA Today,




The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.


It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department’s inventory systems can’t share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.


The result: potential waste of unknown value.


“There is a huge opportunity to save millions, if not billions of dollars if the (Pentagon) can make some common-sense improvements to how it manages ammunition,” said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “Despite years of effort, the Army, Navy and Air Force still don’t have an efficient process for doing something as basic as sharing excess bullets. This Government Accountability Office (GAO) report clearly shows that our military’s antiquated systems lead to millions of dollars in wasteful ammunition purchases.”




$1 billion dollars of ammunition? In .22LR, that's like 2 boxes but in other calibers that's a lot of damn ammunition. All I could think of was this clip from Star Wars...