12/3/18 Dave Lindorff on the Pentagon’s Audit

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Dave Lindorff joins Scott to talk about his recent article, “The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed,” in which he outlines the results of the recent audit of U.S. military spending. The Pentagon’s cavalier attitude toward flunking their audit reveals that they don’t really care what the voters think, knowing they’ll get the funding they want no matter what. In fact, explains Lindorff, much of the supposedly “lost” money is lost because it was never actually spent in the first place. It’s a long established practice for military officials to pretend to have spent any leftover money, just so their budgets will be matched or increased the following year. The lost money is actually laundered into some other area and spent later on something it was not intended for.

Dave Lindorff is an investigative reporter and journalist. He is the author of This Can’t Be Happening!: Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy. Follow him on Twitter @DavidLindorff.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from scotthorton.org, and is the Opinion Editor of Antiwar.com. He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017). He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.