What happened to the $51 billion America spent rebuilding Iraq? The final audit, released today, says that we'll never fully know, but it's likely that billions were wasted.One telling failure stood out from the report: the military paid $80 apiece for pipes that could have been bought for $1.41 each. How could something like that happen? Billing documents often weren't reviewed properly, or at all, because of staff shortages.
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What should have been done to prevent fraud and waste on this scale?