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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:55 PM
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Audit: 4% of U.S. weapons in Iraq missing
WASHINGTON (AP) Nearly one of every 25 weapons the military bought for Iraqi security forces is missing, a government audit said Sunday. Many others cannot be repaired because parts or technical manuals are lacking.
A second report found "significant challenges remain that put at risk" the U.S. military's goal of strengthening Iraqi security forces by transferring all logistics operations to the defense ministry by the end of 2007.

A third report concerned the Provincial Reconstruction Team program, in which U.S. government experts help Iraqis develop regional governmental institutions. "The unstable security environment in Iraq touches every aspect of the PRT program," the report said.

The Pentagon cannot account for 14,030 weapons almost 4% of the semiautomatic pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and other weapons it began supplying to Iraq since the end of 2003, according to a report from the office of the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-10-29-miss...
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