Final Report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, October 19, 2011 [open pdf - 31MB]
From the opening statement of Claire McCaskill: "The subcommittee today meets to consider the final report of the CWC [Commission on War Contracting] in Iraq and Afghanistan. The commission was established pursuant to section 841 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008, a provision which originated as a Webb-McCaskill amendment that was offered and passed on the Senate floor. More than 4 years ago, when Senator Webb and I began to advocate for the creation of this commission, I was inspired by my State's own Harry Truman, who, as a Senator, headed a committee that investigated and uncovered millions of dollars of war profiteering, fraud, and wasteful spending in World War II. Senator Webb and I agreed that what we needed was a new investigatory body to honor the Truman committee, to protect our tax dollars, and bring better accountability to the way we do business while at war." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brooks L. Bash, Frank Kendall, Dov S. Zakheim, and Claire McCaskill.
S. Hrg. 112-298; Senate Hearing 112-298
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