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The Pentagon Just Failed to Conduct Another Audit, Sixth in a Row — Trillions of Dollars Still ‘Missing’

The Pentagon has just failed its sixth audit in as many years, marking another setback for the defense department.

In early October, it was reported that the Pentagon was citing financial hardship to Congress, and this latest development further compounds the challenges facing the defense department.

With the world seemingly on fire under Biden’s administration, having our Defense Department in order would be opportune, but unfortunately, that’s not the case.

As reported by the Daily Caller:

Pentagon Fails Sixth Straight Audit With Little Improvement From Last Year

The Department of Defense (DOD) failed its sixth straight audit with little positive change from the year prior, despite pledges from Pentagon leaders to make improvements on the massive undertaking each year.

Auditors gave seven of the department’s 29 sub-agencies a clean audit in 2023, with no change from the 2022 audit, according to a Wednesday statement.

Although it’s not a surprise that the DOD hasn’t yet been able to account for its $3.8 trillion enterprise and $4 trillion in liabilities, scattered across 50 states and 4,500 sites globally, DOD officials previously said they expected to see incremental improvement, Defense News reported.

“Auditing the Department’s $3.8 trillion in assets and $4.0 trillion in liabilities is a massive undertaking,” said Pentagon comptroller Michael McCord, “but the improvements and changes we are making every day as a result of these audits positively affect every soldier, sailor, airman, marine, guardian and DOD civilian.”

The Pentagon began formally auditing itself in 2018, one of the last federal agencies to begin doing so after Congress required the practice in 1990.

Given the current global events, this news is a little scary.

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