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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    "Accountability" and "Public" aren't synonymous. It is possible for audits to be conducted by people with the required security clearances, and for accountability to be to selected members of Congress, or an independent watchdog, again with the appropriate security clearances. This is done for the FBI, NSA, and CIA with little/no compromise of safety. There is no reason it cannot be done for the defense department. Today, it remains the ONLY agency that has successfully and deliberately thwarted all attempts to audit its use of funds.
    Um, I think that's a bit of an over statement - but I'm not going to argue degree here since we're in agreement for most of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    You and MM aren't wrong - but there's a point neither of you have mentioned - exacting audits can kill soldiers. The reason is that funding information is a form of intelligence that can reveal a surprising amount about what the military is doing - sometimes with deadly results.

    The $200 hammer hides research into weapons, deployments and tactics.

    finding a responsible middle ground isn't always so easy.
    I think like most lay people, carpe and I excel at identifying the problems, we're just terrible at coming up with solutions.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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