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Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition

WASHINGTON — 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.

It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't 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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hmmm...destroy... Ok, so the Pentagon will...

1. Sell it to another country.
2. Give it to FEMA.
3. Sell it back to itself.
4. Use it in what ever war is going on now... since it is destroyed once used anyway.
5. ?

Do you THINK the government has gotten a little TOO BIG?

How anyone can call this a limited government or an experiment in "self rule" is beyond me. This kind of stupid shit can only happen when things are so fcuking big no one knows WTF is going on...ever!

I doubt they can even do this right

I bet the majority of that ammo gets pilfered off and into a black market somewhere. LOL

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This is a lie until proven otherwise.

The government is broke. They are not going to destroy this ammunition; they are instead going to sell it as new, IMO. They have the good new stuff, and we get the old bad stuff. Remedy: Know your ammo suppliers. If they are small operations and produce their own, you should be in good shape.

Federal reserve exists so

Federal reserve exists so that politicians don't have to care a hoot when we are broke, do you think we have stayed broke for so long because politicians are frugal?

If their point in not redistributing it is to

get the people to own less ammunition, they should just sell it all to Wal-Mart. I bet people would buy less ammunition if they weren't so often confronted with an empty ammo shelf. That's what encourages people to buy 4X as much the next time the shelf is full.

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