The U.S. Department of defense inflated the estimates for the purchase of fuel and extra funds spent on training Syrian rebels and the unforeseen costs of operations in Afghanistan. This publication reports The Washington Post.
According to the newspaper, from 2015 on training Syrian opposition fighters, the Pentagon sent $ 80 million, and the fighting in Afghanistan is $ 1.4 billion. In addition, 450 million went to the implementation associated with financial fraud program, in which American soldiers and their families could receive medical medications.
As noted by the Washington Post, the defense Department often asked for one dollar or more per gallon of fuel. This exceeds the amount that commercial airlines spend the same amount of fuel. While the U.S. military is the world’s largest consumer of fuel. Every year the Pentagon buys about 4.2 billion gallons of refined oil.
The Ministry of defence admitted that in the period from 2010 through 2016 the Agency had received additional 5.6 billion dollars. However, surplus funds, according to officials, was the result of an unforeseen fall in oil prices.
On 27 February it was reported about the plans of the White house administration to increase defense spending by 54 billion dollars. The representative of management and budget the White house John Czwartacki (John Czwartacki) said that it is only the draft of the financial plan and yet do not give comments on specific items of expenditure.