Skip to comments.Pentagon to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo. This makes sense because…?
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:36:32 AM PDT by yoe
Why is the Pentagon to destroy ammunition for our men and women in uniform while the Department of Homeland Security is buying up millions of rounds of ammunition? As we asked last week, why are we decimating our military while many government agencies are arming up?
You really have to wonder why, according to USA Today, The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. Its impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon remains viable because the Defense Departments inventory systems cant share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY. The result: potential waste of unknown value.
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This makes sense because ?
It might hurt somebody?..................
Maybe they aren’t used anymore? Maybe they are dangerous? All sorts of reasons. No one really says.
At least they aren’t turning it over the JBTs at BLM
That’s like a whole case of .22 long rifle.
Maybe they aren’t going to destroy them at all.
Maybe the ammo will be redistributed to regime friendly agencies.
Maybe the whole story is a lie.
“Maybe the whole story is a lie.”
were supposed to buy the info without question....
...and ...Given the state of the current system....they may not even KNOW why theyre doing what theyrere doing.../s
USA Today says the GAO report illustrates the obsolete nature of the Pentagons inventory systems for ammunition. A request for ammunition from the Marine Corps, for example, is e-mailed to the Army. The e-mail is printed out and manually retyped into the Army system because the services cannot share data directly. Not only is this time consuming, but it can introduce errors by an incorrect keystroke, for example.
Waste, buying new ammunition while usable stockpiles exist, can occur because the Army does not report information on all available and usable items, the report states. The annual conference among the services although it saves about $70 million per year, according to the Pentagon is inadequate. The services, in fiscal year 2012, exchanged 44 million items, including 32 million bullets for machine guns and pistols. Specifically, the Armys report does not include information from prior years about usable ammunition that was unclaimed by another service and stored for potential foreign military sales or slated for potential disposal, the report says.
If you can even find it.
Return it to taxpayers.
Sounds to me like maybe all that ammo was distributed to Obama’s friends in the ME and this is a way to cover up its disappearance. Bookkeeping mistakes covered up. More F&F?
How do we know they will actually be ‘destroyed’?.....................
They want to get rid of the older lead and steel core ammo so they can replace it with more expensive “green” ammunition.
Of course, civilians will not be able to purchase it on the surplus market, since it might be used against the government goon squads.
“Unless Americans hammer their elected, things are not going to change. Take action....call or write your Representatives in Congress....it’s an election year...”
I suggest this be presented as what it is: the government wasting OUR money.
We paid for that ammo, and as long as it’s legal for a civilian to own, it should be distributed for next to nothing. The surplus stores should be able to make a nominal profit.
Even if it’s so old it’s not reliable, it can be reduced to components for reloading.
1. It wastes taxpayer money
2. It might get into the hands of American citizens
3.Obama hates America and fears a well armed citizenry
Properly stored ammo doesn’t “go bad”. I have a case of .303 British of which I’ve run 400 rounds through my Enfield without a misfire and it was manufactured in 1918.
Why not just send it to those Klowns in Lybia? .... Oh wait...
I think your conclusion about the ammo going to ME friends is likely the right one. I remember in the first few weeks of the our adventures in Iraq in the 2000’s when it was reported that a plane, from a just bankrupt the week prior company that was somehow untraceable, flew out of neighboring Kosovo with around 50,000 machine guns and ammo from a US/Nato base to arrive and be lost in Iraq. There were a couple of articles in reference to this at the time but in searching for anything in the last 6 or 7 years I’ve never been able to find anything - which isn’t surprising in the least. Obviously it never happened. Just like if any transfer of ammo if not reported never will have happened.
The best enemy money can buy - always been the case for the USA tragically.
They have to make room for the new cartridges they are buying.
Follow the money.
could be, but given this is the government, destroying assets to help the economy make sense to them
"...This is unacceptable and I bet you could sell the excess usable 9 mm ammunition at a reduced price to civilian outlets and make money for the DoD. But then that would mean youre arming civilians..."
Compare that quote to:
When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
A well armed military is necessary when the enemy to fear is outside the borders. This administration believes we the people are the enemy to fear.