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President wants everyone but himself to pay more
Topic - Charles Tiefer
In a staggering loss of money even by Pentagon standards, the U.S. military and two contractors left American taxpayers on the hook for more than $700 million in food, laundry and other services that should have been billed to countries that sent troops to Afghanistan.
"The Army has been subsidizing our allies by paying their support costs and as far as getting money back from our allies, in a sense they do owe us, but I'm afraid that horse has left the barn," he said. "All we can do is lock the barn door in the future."
Mr. Tiefer said it's hard to understand why the military didn't push to bill coalition forces.