Cap Gets Tough: Caspar Weinberger Landing on military suppliers

Landing on military suppliers

If there have been wrongdoings ...

that in any way defrauded the Government or caused waste . . . I don't have the slightest hesitancy in asking the Department of Justice to take whatever remedies are appropriate to deal with the situation." With that warning, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger last week announced a long-overdue crackdown on military purchasing agents and on contractors who may have charged inflated prices for spare parts.

No criminal prosecutions were planned, at least for the moment. But Weinberger said that an officer at the Naval Training...

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