Category Archives: spent

Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops


BERLIN — The German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany, according to the finance ministry in Berlin. The ministry provided the figures in reply to a query from opposition Left Party lawmaker Brigitte Freihold. The reply was obtained […]

The Pentagon has spent 23% of its COVID-19 response funds. Congress is asking why not more.


WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon has spent less than a quarter of the $10.6 billion Congress gave it in March to protect military personnel and marshal American industry to procure face masks, ventilators and other products hospitals need in their fight against the coronavirus. Citing the Trump administration’s most recent reports to Congress, Democratic senators say […]