For Pentagon, the price isn’t right

Bloomberg’s recent reporting that Department of Defense companies like Textron’s Bell Helicopter unit and Boeing charged the Pentagon massively inflated prices for several commercial parts, including aluminum gears and sleeves, round inner caps, bushings and a pin, should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the operations of what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) correctly calls “the military industrial congressional complex.”

However, these revelations make it clear that this complex is out of control and must be reined in.

This article was originally published in The Hill.