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Gordon Adams quoted in the Fiscal Times on the Pentagon’s ‘Slush Fund’

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An obscure Pentagon account that has powered the U.S. war effort in the Middle East since shortly after the 9-11 attacks is at the center of a growing political controversy over the use of budgetary gimmicks and the future direction of government spending – See more at:


“It’s the last refuge of scoundrels,” said Gordon Adams, a defense analyst with the Stimson Center and a professor at American University, who oversaw defense budgeting in the Clinton administration. “So everybody has been dancing to the OCO tune for the last couple of years,” taking advantage of what Adams called “magic money.”

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