Trump’s pick for Pentagon watchdog prompts questions for some


The issue is that Jason Abend has not run a large organization and he also isn’t military. Whether these are good or bad things can be debated. What can’t be debated is the ongoing galactic level of waste and abuse in the military.

(From Roll Call)

Arguably the most important IG organization in the country is the Pentagon’s, which comprises some 1,500 people in dozens of offices around the globe who do audits and criminal probes in search of waste, fraud or abuse in a nearly $700 billion annual enterprise.

Earlier this month, Trump pushed aside the Defense Department’s acting IG, Glenn Fine — the most experienced IG in history and one who was widely well-regarded — and moved him to the No. 2 Pentagon IG job.

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