VIDEO: McCaskill grills military leaders on spending

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Senate hearing yesterday to grill the country’s top military leaders on the ballooning costs of government contracting, as well as the sustainability of taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

McCaskill used a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to continue her effort to cut spending and save taxpayer dollars, questioning U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about large-scale infrastructure projects in Afghanistan that are being financed by U.S. taxpayers but may ultimately prove unsustainable for the Afghan government.

McCaskill recently introduced a plan to strip funds for large-scale construction projects in Afghanistan and redirect those resources for use in the construction of roads and bridges in America.

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Antonio French is a St. Louis City alderman representing the 21st Ward. He is also a writer and political consultant. He lives in the O'Fallon neighborhood with his wife, baby and two dogs. You can follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioFrench

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