So it's not like the Army usually has a hard time keeping track of weapons. And it's not like they needed to learn anything new in Iraq.
That's why this can only be the result of intentional malfeasance:
A new GAO report shows that about 190,000 guns, given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005 during training, have gone missing, the Washington Post reports.So other than the cost of these weapons which appear to be mostly
The forces were being trained by present-day commander Gen. David H. Petraeus when the weapons were distributed; according to the GAO, proper procedure was not followed, and the weapons have not been properly tracked. The Pentagon isn't disputing the report.
Officials concede that it is likely that these weapons, bought with American taxpayer money, are being used against US forces.Great way to support the troops, no?
Edited. Changed weapon types based on updated information.