60 Minutes investigation exposes weapons contractor price gouging
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a 60 Minutes investigation that found weapons contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon overcharge the Pentagon on almost everything the Department of Defense buys with taxpayer dollars every year.
Almost half of this year’s largest-ever $842 billion dollar military budget will go to weapons contractors. Five Senators are calling on the Defense Department to launch an investigation into the long history of price gouging.
Bill Hartung, senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and author of several books, including Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex