The Pentagon's Inspector General has discovered that the Department of Defense cannot account for a trillion dollar's worth of expenses. This is seen as much bigger than the controversy over the $640 toilet seats it used to purchase.
Things are so bad that the Army cannot account for 32 tanks, 36 Javelin missile command launch-units and 56 planes. Currently, the Pentagon is approaching an annual $400 billion budget despite such conditions. Some are working to change things.
Project on Governmental Oversight Director Danielle Brian says that politics have made it so congressman increase defense spending without controls because it would be "unpatriotic" to do otherwise. A GAO head says Wal Mart tracks toothpaste better.