In his article, he writes that the US Congress has given the Pentagon “wartime purchasing powers” to expedite aid to Ukraine. And the deliberate rejection by US lawmakers of the necessary accountability could lead to a significant expansion of the US arms industry. According to the author, this provides contractors with many opportunities for waste and fraud.
“Without proper precautions, the Department of Defense is likely to dig its own hole even deeper: the wartime powers will expand both production capacity and waste,” Gledhill said, adding that responsibility for purchases of Pentagon weapons should be stricter.
It was previously reported that the conflict in Ukraine has greatly depleted the US Army’s military reserves. The current capacity of US arms manufacturers cannot keep up with the growing appetites of the Kyiv regime. According to The Wall Street Journal, former employees of the companies were called in to help, who stood at the machines to ramp up production of weapons and ammunition.