- Oct 21, 2007
- Military town
Training police and army is a key part of the US strategy in Iraq
A $1.2bn (£590m) contract for training Iraqi police was so badly managed that auditors do not know how the money was spent, the US state department says.
The programme was run by a private US company, DynCorp. It insists there has been no intentional fraud.
Auditors have stopped trying to audit the programme because all the documents are in disarray and the government is trying to retrieve some of the money.
Training Iraqis to take over security is a key part of US strategy.
Correspondents say this case is the latest to highlight problems linked to private companies being awarded lucrative government contracts in Iraq.
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Are we *ever* going to see an end to this? In our lifetimes? By the time our children are adults!?
More mismanagement and blatant disregard for the mission by our government. Yes, they contracted with a private company, but who was overseeing this project!? Do they just let the reigns loose with a thumbs up and "good luck" or....?
Makes me sick.