US Forces' auditors find Iraqi audit hole
US audit uncovers inadequate accounting as proper use of $5.2bn fund for Iraqi security forces cannot be guaranteed
Sloppy accounting by US military chiefs has meant that they could not prove
that a $5.2bn (£2.6bn) fund on equipment and services for Iraqi security forces
was used properly, an audit has found.
A report by the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General found that
the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq could not provide
reasonable assurance money was used for its intended results and not wasted,
Lt Gen James M Dubik, the commander involved, has to improve controls for
keeping track of the fund – which he had already begun to do, stated the report.
Only 1% of a $438m set of purchases from a supplier could be tracked via a
paper trail, it found.