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Oversight of war spending is faulted

Congress, military spar on reporting

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / December 4, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is preparing its seventh supplemental budget request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but congressional overseers and government watchdog groups are warning that gaps in the Pentagon's accounting methods make it difficult to monitor how the armed services have spent more than $300 billion since the war on terror began. (Full article: 1078 words)

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