The military spent/wasted a lot less when it wasn't contracting work out to civilians. A military contract of any type has always been considered a plum of a deal by civilian companies because the oversight is light enough to allow for massive fraud. The best thing they could do would be to go back to inhouse positions and assignments but I doubt they will. Instead they will cut supplies, repairs, maintenance, and soldiers themselves rather than control the greed and mishandling ~ and it is the soldiers and their families that will suffer.
What should be cut are entitlement and welfare programs for the able bodied civilians, and instead of cutting anything from the troops they should be pouring that money in to get our military back on track and fulfilling the promises made to the troops for decades.
at 8:11 PM on Jul. 20, 2010