U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says the federal government should pursue more accountability for its war spending, and he’s recommending the establishment of an independent commission to do so.
The Vermont Independent is one of a number of freshman senators sponsoring an amendment to a Department of Defense bill that would establish a bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting to lookinto waste and corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sanders says there’s ample evidence to show a lack of accountability for private contractors working in conjunction with the U-S government in those countries.
The commission is patterned after the Truman Committee, which investigated waste in World War II.