New documents obtained by The Hill reveal how the U.S. government spent billions of dollars on the U,S.S.,S.R.,Korean War,Delta Force and more.
The documents were obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch through a public records request and were released under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Pentagon documents provide a glimpse into how the Department of Defense spent taxpayer money in 2017.
The documents provide details on a variety of military equipment and services, including the Pentagon’s purchase of the Air Force’s new F-35 fighter jets, the Marine Corps’ F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and the Army’s new Abrams armored personnel carrier.
The Department of Veterans Affairs spent nearly $2.5 billion on veterans benefits in 2017, with more than $1 billion going to veterans with a combat-related injury, according to the documents.
The VA’s spending for 2017 was more than double the $1.5 million the Department spent in 2016.
In addition, the VA spent more than half a billion dollars on military and veteran support services in 2017 alone, with the most recent spending coming in February.
The most recent Department of Homeland Security spending report released in May 2017 shows that the Department has been working to rebuild the American publics trust in the U.,S.,Korea, Afghanistan and the U.-S.K.