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U.S. has wasted $30bn on Iraq and Afghanistan contracts, report finds | The Guardian

Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan says change needed to avoid similar waste in future

The US government has wasted more than $30bn (£18.3bn) on private contractors and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade – more than 15% of the total spend – according to a bipartisan group charged with examining the issue.

The figure, described as “sobering but conservative”, illustrated the need for significant law and policy changes to avoid such waste in the future, the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan said.

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