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Drew Johnson
Drew Johnson
Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research
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      Drew Johnson

      Drew Johnson is a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research.

No, American Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced To Fund Misconduct Overseas

9:57 PM 12/11/2017

As the State Department faces intensifying scrutiny over cuts to staff, high turnover and low morale, a troubling new report shows the effects of a lack of financial prioritization at Foggy Bottom. In particular, it appears the Department is failing to properly vet incumbent private contractors for billion dollar projects, despite their histories of misconduct. Even with staffing shortages and other deficits, there is no excuse for irresponsible spending — Americans taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund misconduct overseas.