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Double-Billing for Food in Afghanistan

"Congressional investigators have given the Defense Logistics Agency and its prime food contractor in Afghanistan 10 days to explain why the military paid the contractor what it says were more than $750 million in double-billed and excessive charges since 2005.

The House subcommittee in charge of national security oversight has called on the DLA and the contractor, Swiss-based Supreme Foodservice, to produce all communications and calculations regarding the $5 billion paid to deliver “subsistence” supplies to U.S. military bases in Afghanistan...

Despite plans to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the DLA has requested bids for a new, five-year $10 billion food supply contract to begin in January. Congressional investigators said that Supreme Foodservice was one of the short-listed bidders."

Via WaPost

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