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Since 9/11, nearly half of all Pentagon contracts awarded without competition

Nearly half of the approximately $300 billion of taxpayer money the Department of Defense spent on projects in 2010 was awarded for no-bid contracts — some of which weren’t necessary, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News reported on Monday. The cost of the non-competitive contracts the U.S. military has…

Afghan war costs now surpass Iraq’s: $6.7 billion for February alone

The amount of money the United States is spending on its war in Afghanistan has surpassed the cost of its war in Iraq for the first time. US taxpayers shelled out $6.7 billion for the Afghan war in February, the most recent month for which statistics are available, as opposed…