A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the U.S. Defense Department could not track record of about 30 percent of the weapons distributed in Iraq over the past three years. (It is estimated that the U.S. has spent about $19.2 billion since 2003 on Iraqi security forces, out of which $2.8 billion was used to buy and deliver weapons and other equipments.)
The US arsenal lost in Iraq include:
· 110,000 AK-47s
· 80,000 pistols
· 135,000 bits of armor
The failure of the US to account for so many weapons is an embarrassment for the Bush administration after months in which it has repeatedly accused Iran of supplying weapons and explosives to the insurgents.
Read more in an article in The Guardian