The US has spent $122B training foreign cops and soldiers in 150+ countries, but isn't sure who


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/13/the-us-has-spent-122b-trainin.html


#2

Ah, so that’s why we can’t fix the USA’s infrastructure.

Got it!


#3

We’re really good at being incompetent. Dunning-Kruger in action.


#4

Would it surprise anyone to know that NYC’s pre-k expansion had almost the exact same challenges? And that’s domestic professionals in only 5 boroughs…


#5
  • Trump 2016!

#6

Ha, I just noticed the typo in the above graphic I posted… “no nothing”. How ironic.


#7

Luckily, your confidence pushed you through.


#8

Reminds me of the old joke - What does the ‘N’ stand for on the Nebraska football helmets? - Knowledge


#9

All that money, and these foreign militaries we train still get their asses handed to them by a handful of idiots riding around in Hiluxes. Over and over again.


#10

I was about to post my reaction but then realized it would probably be auto-deleted for exceeding the expletive ratio.


#11

like the N - on the U of Nebraska football helmets. Stands for Nolledge!


#12

We’ve also given a lot of people HumVee’s. And sold them used pickup trucks cheap.

These enemies aren’t going to just make themselves!!!


#13

I’m seriously starting to wonder if this is the DoD’s central dictum, as well as their default strategy for securing funding.


#14

Awesome - how to pick fights and lose them 101.


#15

You know, Ghandi didn’t win by picking up a gun. And nobody made any money when he didn’t do that.


#16

follow the money. Someone didn’t lose.


#17

These programs help those who need it most - defense contractors.

/sarcasm


#18

Isn’t the military essentially a gigantic slush fund at this point?


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