The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary

The Heat

The United States-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reportedly cost the U.S. an estimated four trillion dollars. Now we’re learning that tens of millions of dollars were stolen as some members of the U.S. military engaged in criminal activity. What caused trusted enlisted personnel, and even some officers, to steal. And how extensive was it?

CCTV’s John Gilmore provided an update.

The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 1

The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 1

The United States-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reportedly cost the U.S. an estimated four trillion dollars. Now we're learning that tens of millions of dollars were stolen as some members of the U.S. military engaged in criminal activity. What caused trusted enlisted personnel, and even some officers, to steal. And how extensive was it?

To discuss these issues, The Heat spoke to a panel of people who focus on war and conflict issues:

  • Joseph Schmitz is a former inspector general for the U.S. Defense Department.
  • Richard Bistrong is an anti-bribery consultant who has operated undercover for the FBI. And, he’s also done some time in prison for bribery.
  • James Cohen is with the U.S. Institute of Peace and focuses on corruption in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 2

    The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 2

    The United States-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reportedly cost the U.S. an estimated four trillion dollars. Now we're learning that tens of millions of dollars were stolen as some members of the U.S. military engaged in criminal activity. What caused trusted enlisted personnel, and even some officers, to steal. And how extensive was it?

    The Heat continued its discussion on why some members of the U.S. military have been prosecuted for crimes such as theft and bribery while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 3

    The Heat discusses theft, bribery in the US millitary Pt 3

    The United States-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reportedly cost the U.S. an estimated four trillion dollars. Now we're learning that tens of millions of dollars were stolen as some members of the U.S. military engaged in criminal activity. What caused trusted enlisted personnel, and even some officers, to steal. And how extensive was it?