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The Pentagon Runs 234 Golf Courses Around The World At Undisclosed Price

Original title:
7 Shocking Ways the Military Wastes Our Money

Hint: none of them have anything to do with national defense.


December 11, 2012


The
David Petraeus scandal has shined a light on the luxurious, subsidized
lifestyle of the U.S. military's top generals. But so far, what the
media has uncovered only scratches the surface of the abuses. Here are
eight absurd ways the military wastes our money--and none of them have
anything to do with national defense.1. A whole battalion of generals?
The titles “general” or “admiral” sound like they belong to pretty
exclusive posts, fit only for the best of the best. This flashy title
makes it pretty easy to say, "so what if a few of our military geniuses
get the royal treatment--particularly if they are the sole commanders of
the most powerful military in human history.

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Added: Dec-16-2012 Occurred On: Dec-16-2012
By: dcmfox
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  • Comment of user 'downhill2400' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Scamming the taxpayers while nobody cares

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  • A lot of this article is complete bullshit, does not sound reputable at all. First off these golf courses that the "pentagon" run are mostly on military bases. They make a profit at most of these installations and most are open to the public. Only the highest generals and admirals receive their own personal jet, commandant of the usmc, chief of staff army, navy, air force. All the others share their respective bases C560/ B350/ BE20 aircraft. Making it to the militaries highest office More..

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    • @InYourSalad ...why should their be any increase per year?

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    • @Nepean109 It depends on how many commands there are. Certain assignments are for different rank generals and admirals, and different staff assignments require different ranks too, like CentCom, Africom, etc. Each Service has administrative commands, an the pentagon avy ept, Dept of the Army or Air Force, all have slots for generals an Admirals. There are 4 different ranks of General. Each command that has a Lt Gen has a Major Gen as a assistant. There are several brigadiers below them.
      But I th More..

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  • Te Golf Courses on military bases are open to all servicemen and women, thier dependants, civilian employees, and guests. Lots of enlisted use the golf courses, just like lots of people use the base pools, and basketball courts. Greens fees are minimal because enlisted aren't highly paid.
    The military has beaches too. And lifeguards.
    So what?
    Yea, I disagree with Admirals flying down of executive jest from DC to Puerto Rico every weekend, and staying at great quarters just for them there when More..

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  • The military is a sink-hole for taxpayer's money.

    The West can fix its financial overdraft if they leave the rest of the world ALONE for 10 or 15 years. Just watch and study for a while. The outcome: Muslims will continue to kill each other DAILY; Russians will stumble from car accident to car accident to Putin-accident while arresting their own best job creators: and China will oppress its people into total rebellion.

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  • Sounds mainly like BS but the industry/gov pipeline is interesting idea tho, does it really raise the prise of military systems?

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  • Ask soldiers to leave their families to defend the country, drop them down in unfamiliar surroundings, then provide no outlet on their time off.
    Is that what you expect?

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    • @govett

      Many of these bases in Europe and Asia are serving little purpose to national defense. They are spreading out our forces and costing the nation billions which could be spent on national defense in the homeland.

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    • @WolfBite120 Much of the cost of bases in Germany and Japan is paid for by those countries. I do agree, though, that Western countries who mooch their defense off the U.S. taxpayer should be asked to pay or defend themselves.

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    • @govett
      An outlet ?? Golfscourses and other ridiculous outlets is totally unnecessary. If you can't cope without luxurious comforts you aren't fit for soldiering. FOOL

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    • @tomtom711 Coming from a punk that would never put on a uniform.

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    • @tomtom711 American soldiers died freeing you Belgians from the Nazis. Now I don't see why. Should have left you under the Germans.

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  • not even in Battlestar Galactica there are so many generals

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  • Yep, and the foreign dignitaries that play at these courses without knowledge that they are being bugged provide a valuable source of intelligence.

    Stop nitpicking silly republicans

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  • Lemme guess, 90 percent of them are run by the air force.

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  • I don't know if it's a waste. Do you know how much shit goes down out on those courses ? I bet they have those courses wired to the hilt with bug's.

    Who knows how many 'white-collar' crimes have been prevented.

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  • Having golf courses on military bases is so secret that they have been around for 50 plus years. In fact most, if not all large bases have them, ranging from par 3,9 hole and 18 hole courses. ALL of them are run by the Moral and Welfare people and are available to all active duty members, their spouses and kids, as well as retired members and their spouses and kids. Generally they are cheaper than their civilian counterparts. So please tell me where this big scandal is?

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  • Golf courses are usually on or near military base to boost military morale. High morale will result in less crimes commit by soldiers. What's wrong with that?

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  • The golf courses and resorts are paid for by MWR and funded by the servicemembers and NOT DoD.

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