Catherine Austin Fitts' Mapping the Real Deal
In fiscal 1999, the Department of Defense was “missing” $2.3 trillion dollars. To put that amount of money in
perspective, it is approximately 3X what President-elect Obama is proposing to spend to revitalize America
In fiscal 2000, the Department of Defense was “missing” $1.1 trillion, about 1.5X what President-elect Obama wants to
invest in America.
So between October 1998 and September 2000, the Department of Defense was “missing” $3.3 trillion. Because the amount of
money disappearing is so enormous, years ago we started a archive of articles
on the “missing money” to try to keep up with the trillions sliding out of the federal accounts.
From 1997 to March 2001, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) who served as the chief financial officer for the
Department of Defense was William J. Lynn III. In that position, he was the chief financial officer for the Department
of Defense and was the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for all budgetary and fiscal
matters. That means he was the person responsible to make sure no money went missing and that the Department of Defense
published audited financial statements — which it failed to do in those years and every year since.
When Mr. Lynn left Defense in 2001, he joined DFI International and then in 2005 became the chief lobbyist for Raytheon
. He was replaced at Defense by Dov Zakheim
Today, President Elect Obama nominated
William J. Lynn III as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The press release said, “Lynn brings decades of experience and
expertise in reforming government spending and making the tough choices necessary to ensure that American tax dollars
are spent wisely.”
Obama also nominated Robert Hale to Lynn’s former position, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). From 1994 to 2001,
Mr. Hale served as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller). That means that
Hale, same as Lynn, was in charge of the money when all the money disappeared.
I guess the guys who got the last $3.3 trillion were pretty happy with Mr. Lynn and Mr. Hale and decided to bring them
Which brings me to the question I keep asking, “Where is the money and how do we get it back?
Mapping The Real Deal
is a column on Scoop supervised by Catherine Austin Fitts. Ms Fitts is the President of Solari, Inc. http://www.solari.com/
. Ms. Fitts is the former Assistant Secretary of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner during the first Bush
Administration, a former managing director and member of the board of directors of Dillon Read “ Co. Inc. and President
of The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc.