Senators Demand Explanation for Failed AF Logistics System

December 6, 2012

In a harshly worded letter, the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are asking the Pentagon to explain its handling of a botched $1 billion Air Force logistics management program.

“From what we know to date, this case appears to be one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent memory,” Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote in a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

“We believe that the public and the taxpayers deserve a clear explanation for how the Air Force came to spend more than a billion dollars without receiving any significant military capability, who will be held accountable, and what steps the department is taking to ensure that this will not happen again.”

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