TYPICAL! In designing new systems such as this, corrections for “unks”, or “known unknowns,” is supposedly priced into the contract. However, an escape clause is generally included for addressing “unk-unks”, or “unknown unknowns”… and THIS is where military R&D contractors REALLY make their money at the tax-payers expense, because even the unks can lead to unk-unks and more “developments.” Couple that with a contractor spreading subcontracts in as many congressional districts as possible to preclude contract cancellation, which I personally witnessed on the F-35 program, “desirable” design changes plus quite weak government control from internal advancement dependant politics and military development programs are sure-fire money makers!!! Also note my comment on the last paragraph ~Don Chapin, Capt, USAF, Ret’d… an ex-R&D government aerospace engineer
As an ex/nuclear weapons electronics technician/team chief, involved in an undocumented maintenance screw-up that almost wiped out the island of Puerto Rico, I am ALL IN FAVOR of TOTALLY ELIMINATING Nuke Weapons funding!!! It’s time we stop prioritizing weapons before citizens and re-evaluate our funding of nuclear weapons.
Vox “journalist” Matthew Yglesias tried to push this idiotic justification: “The Pentagon’s accounting errors are genuinely enormous, but they’re also just accounting errors—they don’t represent actual money that can be spent on something else.”
Sorry, but no. These are not “accounting errors.” It’s impossible to have trillions of dollars of “accounting errors.” … I’ll let Laurence Kotlikoff at Forbes answer this:
“Let’s recall that this is not simply a matter of boring accounting. Trillions in unaccounted outlays, if that’s what’s involved here, is trillions of our tax dollars being spent without our knowledge. If that’s the case, we’re talking about the biggest government financial deception in the history of the country.”
Half (?) of our Tax Money Goes down the Rabbit Hole of Military Spending
Inspiring original article By Philip A Farruggio, Global Research, December 05, 2017 at https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-silence-of-the-empires-lambs/5621702