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Bill by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn increases pressure for Pentagon audit

U.S. Sen. Coburn, R-Muskogee, says his bill would end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” culture of budgeting at the Pentagon, which doesn’t have the financial systems in place to undergo an audit.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON — Stepping up pressure on the Pentagon to get its financial books in order, Sen. Tom Coburn introduced a bill Thursday that would stall the production of new weapons systems until the Defense Department can perform an audit.

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