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April 13, 2018JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: Pinney

McCaskill pushes for answers on $50 million in questionable Army spending

US Senator Claire McCaskill is continuing to seek answers for questionable costs billed to taxpayers under a federal contract for mentoring and training Afghan security forces, known as Legacy East.

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, McCaskill questioned General Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff, about the contract which was intended to provide counterinsurgency intelligence experts to mentor and train the Afghan security forces. McCaskill says she wants answers to get this problem solved now, rather than later.

Milley says he is committed to getting answers for McCaskill concerning the questionable spending.

A Defense Contract Audit Agency review of the contract revealed that a subcontractor billed over $50 million in questionable costs to the Army between 2008 and 2013. The special audit comes after an earlier audit by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction first revealed that millions of dollars were used for these questionable costs.