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Pentagon gives pro sports millions to honor soldiers at games

he Pentagon has paid nearly $7 million over the past four years for patriotic displays at professional sports events. A newly released Senate report about the practice criticizes the Department of Defense for waste and for failing to disclose the deals.

A joint oversight report titled Tackling Paid Patriotism, detailing the more than $6.8 million in spending and characterizing it as “inappropriate and frivolous,” was released on Wednesday by Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans.  Read more.


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