US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

At the Pentagon, overpriced fuel sparks allegations — and denials — of a slush fund

The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for fuel and has used the money — called the “bishop’s fund” by some critics — to bolster mismanaged or underfunded military programs, documents show.A $6 billion surplus was tapped to train Syrian rebels and shore up a fraud-riddled pharmacy program.
The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for...

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