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Breastfeeding American military budget

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According to a report by one of the US inspectors general, the Pentagon has spent extra 16 million US dollars on the purchase of electric breast pumps for nursing mothers.




In accordance with the TRICARE program of medical services for military personnel and their families, the United States Congress instructed to provide a free new breast pump and accessories to all women in need. Purchases were made by the Department of Health (DHA) or independently, with cost recovery.

However, the Department of Health was not able to establish a fixed delivery cost, with the result that more than 90% of purchases (54 006 from 59 241) significantly exceeded the market value of such delicate and necessary devices. For example, one supplier sold the pump for 1400 dollars, though, noted in the inspector general's report, “the same dairy pump can be bought on the open market for 192 dollars”.
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  1. Dead duck
    Dead duck April 30 2018 12: 20
    +20
    Yeah ... everything they have is honest and correct ...
    and there are no kickbacks and lobbying laughing
    1. hrych
      hrych April 30 2018 12: 22
      +8
      Quote: Deadush
      and no kickbacks

      Let the skippers be armed. wassat
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 April 30 2018 12: 25
        +12
        I remember the American film "Independence Day." An episode where the president is shown a secret base that he did not know about. The one in shock
        - Where do you get the funds for this?
        “You didn’t think that they really bought hammers and toilet bowls for five thousand dollars?”
        So, the Americans themselves know everything perfectly. And, as this case with breast pumps showed, everyone is not averse to sticking to this nipple.
        1. dorz
          dorz April 30 2018 12: 45
          +5
          provide all women in need with a free new breast pump

          The whole world and we pay for the golden breast pumps helping to service the US public debt of $ 21 trillion. and buying treasury bonds.
          1. Baby sitter
            Baby sitter April 30 2018 18: 20
            +1
            but essentially weak?
      2. Dead duck
        Dead duck April 30 2018 12: 27
        +10
        Quote: hrych
        Let the skippers be armed

        they have their own (in parts) two-legged winked
      3. Orionvit
        Orionvit April 30 2018 18: 01
        +2
        Quote: hrych
        Let the skippers be armed.

        Tomorrow they will buy armaments for vibrators for $ 5000, so to speak, to relieve stress from military personnel. laughing
        1. Hire
          Hire April 30 2018 21: 40
          +6
          I don’t want to seem uh ... sexist (or who else seems bad there), but who will explain to me what this breast pump is, why it is needed and why the heck is it in the army? Does it really help increase combat readiness?
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit April 30 2018 22: 24
            +2
            Quote: Hire
            but who will explain to me what this breast pump is, why is it needed and why the heck is it in the army?

            I do not want to seem like an ignorant person, but hell knows. But the topic for jokes is good. laughing
    2. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2018 12: 25
      +13
      They are terrible in the photo, I won’t drink so much ..!
      And here are our girls, yes to them .. Oh, you can’t hehe
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid April 30 2018 12: 31
        +4
        Quote: MIKHAN
        They are terrible in the photo, I won’t drink so much ..!
        And here are our girls
        And now it would be necessary to hand over the commission, and to carry out an inspection !!!!! ??? And do you need helpers ?????
        In any case, --- $$$$$$ sucked to hell !!!!!
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 April 30 2018 13: 11
          +4
          Quote: MIKHAN


          This is what I especially like in the photographs of Russian parades - the PEOPLE ARE unequal.
          Compare with Chinese parades. That's where the horror is. Faces can not be distinguished from one another yet - the national feature is this. But the Chinese are moving the same way, like robots. One look, one movement. This is how many months of daily hours-long drill you need to go that way. They kill time in order to just throw dust in the eyes.
          And ours - it’s immediately obvious that only the necessary minimum is occupied with drill training. So, the rest of the time for useful things go.
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit April 30 2018 18: 08
            +2
            Quote: Shurik70
            especially like in photos of Russian parades - people

            But in the Western armies, there are no parades at all. Unless only gay parades. But this is probably what anyone has to show. laughing
          2. master2
            master2 April 30 2018 19: 42
            +1
            "only necessary minimum is occupied with drill training" - you certainly did not serve in the army!
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 1 May 2018 01: 58
              +1
              I served. From this I understand - the way the Chinese walk, it is REALLY LONG, many months, every day, 12-15 hours a day.
              And as our people go, it’s three to four months for 3-4 hours, in the last month for 10 hours. About.
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit 1 May 2018 16: 37
                0
                Quote: Shurik70
                I served. From that I understand - the way the Chinese walk, it’s unrealistically long

                In many armies of the world, there are special units that, in addition to the military, do nothing else. There selection goes both in growth and in external data. If in Russia it is only a company of the guard of honor of the Kremlin cadets, then in China (as well as in North Korea and other lovers of "ideal" parades) I suspect such whole divisions.
              2. Mih1974
                Mih1974 1 May 2018 20: 32
                0
                Well, not so long, but ours just won’t be able to)) we can’t handle such dibilism [media = https: //vk.com/video42047366_164397327]
      2. Dead duck
        Dead duck April 30 2018 12: 32
        +6
        to such turn for a year in front of the milk will be laughing
        1. Opera
          Opera April 30 2018 12: 42
          +2
          Well, hello there! And sorry for the money on the APU! Well this is the border guards of the entire civilized world! And maybe they need breast pumps oh how they need ... Maybe they don’t have a land pump at all ?! Maybe they need suckers ?! Have you thought about that ?!
          1. Basil50
            Basil50 April 30 2018 12: 44
            +4
            I have only one question. And where is * milk *? Judging by the costs * shaft * should be considerable.
          2. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis April 30 2018 18: 14
            0
            Quote: Oper
            And sorry for the money on the APU! Well this is the border guards of the entire civilized world! And they may need breast pumps oh ..

            There Petyunya Valtsman sucks away from all fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ... Money, blood, life, well, we will omit the details ... sucks!
        2. Grandfather
          Grandfather April 30 2018 12: 44
          +3
          free new milk for all women in needsuction and belonging to him.
          Fantasy calm down .....
          1. bald
            bald April 30 2018 13: 56
            +3
            Don’t say it! This got into my head - I’m smearing it on the clave. (for APU intimacy). Do they have what's in the US?
          2. Orionvit
            Orionvit April 30 2018 18: 12
            +1
            Quote: Dead Day
            Fantasy calm down .....

            This is not us, it was they who first started. laughing Only the whole difference is that we have stupid fantasies, then they have quite a reality. I imagined that the equipment of the American marine (by gender difference), must necessarily include a breast pump. A thing in battle, or just in war, is simply irreplaceable.
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      4. Normal ok
        Normal ok April 30 2018 14: 45
        0
        Quote: MIKHAN
        They are terrible in the photo, I won’t drink so much

        Absolutely normal women. Along the way, you have already drunk.
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    3. telobezumnoe
      telobezumnoe April 30 2018 13: 31
      +1
      it's just a breast pump with a military acceptance))
    4. Wendigo
      Wendigo April 30 2018 14: 06
      +1
      Quote: Deadush
      Yeah ... everything they have is honest and correct ...

      The main thing is not a mistake, the main thing is a reaction to a mistake.
      They themselves admitted that yes, there is such a problem, yes, we screwed up, we will solve the problem, we will be responsible. I do not find more than one reason for the gloating.
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid April 30 2018 21: 11
        +1
        Quote: Wendigo
        The main thing is not a mistake, the main thing is a reaction to a mistake.
        They themselves admitted that yes, there is such a problem, yes, we screwed up, we will solve the problem, we will be responsible. I do not find more than one reason for the gloating.

        Here is a very strange reaction for them? After how many years did they recognize the "mistake" "regarding Iraq? Yes, these errors can not be counted! And they’re not going to correct ---- They don’t even think of apologizing to anyone and compensate for the damage !. And here is the direct responsibility! Which one? Really buy enemas or something? What creams can? Makeup? Ahhhh! Gaskets !!!!! And then, well, the plumbing will be called, replace the gaskets and it will be all dry.
  2. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 30 2018 12: 24
    +12
    whatever you say, no place for ladies in the army ...
    The Pentagon has spent an extra $ 16 million to buy electric breast pumps for nursing mothers.

    this is what waste ... or another article to cut?
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck April 30 2018 12: 26
      +11
      Quote: Masya Masya
      this is what waste ... or another article to cut?

      yes at all! ... on some cosmetic bags you can go broke good laughing
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter April 30 2018 12: 29
        +8
        I don’t even have decent words to comment on this news ... repeat
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck April 30 2018 12: 33
          +8
          it’s not proper winked
          Yes, and about the ladies ... and the ladies are nearby repeat
        2. Vitaly Anisimov
          Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2018 15: 25
          +1
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          I don’t even have decent words to comment on this news ... repeat

          And I Pasha could not stand it ... This is my slack! soldier wink
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter April 30 2018 15: 46
            +2
            Vital hi You are more careful, and you yourself know what is fraught with incontinence. wink
    2. Yura
      Yura April 30 2018 13: 33
      0
      Quote: Masya Masya
      whatever you say, no place for ladies in the army ...
      The Pentagon has spent an extra $ 16 million to buy electric breast pumps for nursing mothers.
      this is what waste ... or another article to cut?

      The Pentagon decided otherwise, the Pentagon decided that it is much safer to stick to nursing mothers.
  3. jncnfdybr
    jncnfdybr April 30 2018 12: 35
    +5
    And how in their army to make out where the nursing mother is and where (parent number 2))))
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 30 2018 12: 36
    +6
    In the modern army there are more and more technical
    posts where women are more effective than men.
    And if the contractor is a woman, then it is logical to provide her with work
    as best as possible while feeding the baby.
    1. 22 dmdc
      22 dmdc April 30 2018 12: 50
      +2
      Yes, you first understood it. Individuals in trousers from the USSR flew only to Vienna, and then, well, her promised. So women have to puff.
    2. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 30 2018 12: 53
      +5
      and body armor for pregnant women to provide ...
      thank god we have enough men!
      1. XXXIII
        XXXIII April 30 2018 13: 21
        +3
        Quote: Masya Masya
        and body armor for pregnant women to provide ...
        thank god we have enough men!

        Thank you! love yes
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 30 2018 13: 34
        +3
        You (in Russia) are just sharply lacking because of the demographic
        failure. When you begin to properly introduce drones, military computer networks, you will understand why women are needed in the army.
        And, I guarantee, there will be more and more female contracting women in the Russian army. Then comes the understanding that milk pumps are a necessary thing.
        1. bald
          bald April 30 2018 14: 11
          0
          We are practicing maternity leave - and you seem to be like - Pregnant, married and mothers cannot be military personnel. Correct if something has changed. I think your command would not do this (purchase of milkings). You have a year ago, we discussed problems with women's toilets, but here it is.
          1. stalkerwalker
            stalkerwalker April 30 2018 15: 49
            +1
            A Norwegian man can take parental leave. Our women who work in the office are forced to replace one such. Favorite topic "Mastopathy in nursing fathers"
            lol
        2. APASUS
          APASUS April 30 2018 15: 39
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          . When you begin to properly introduce drones, military computer networks, you will understand why women are needed in the army.
          And, I guarantee, there will be more and more female contracting women in the Russian army. Then comes the understanding that milk pumps are a necessary thing.

          I think we will not reach such a level of social development in the Armed Forces as in the United States. Sometimes money is not enough just for drones
        3. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker April 30 2018 15: 52
          +1
          Lesha has long tormented me with doubt ... lol
          But you yourself admitted to your deeds .....
          wassat
      3. Dead duck
        Dead duck April 30 2018 13: 43
        +5
        Quote: Masya Masya
        thank god we have enough men!

        "pregnant"? laughing
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya April 30 2018 14: 02
          +2
          Quote: Deadush
          "pregnant"?

          Real !!! love
          1. Dead duck
            Dead duck April 30 2018 14: 10
            +5
            Quote: Masya Masya
            Quote: Deadush
            "pregnant"?

            Real !!! love

            Well, others (especially generals) are just like real ... pregnant laughing
            love
            1. Masya masya
              Masya masya April 30 2018 14: 18
              +1
              Quote: Deadush
              (especially generals)

              to the general still need to be promoted ... wink
              How nice to be a general
              How nice to be a general
              Better work
              I to you, seniors,
              I will not name!
              I will definitely become a general
              I will be a general,
              If corporal,
              If Corporal survive!
              1. Dead duck
                Dead duck April 30 2018 14: 33
                +5
                Quote: Masya Masya
                How nice to be a general

      4. Mih1974
        Mih1974 1 May 2018 21: 00
        +1
        Sorry, but apart from the hospital I can’t imagine another “body armor” No. . They have there that “November 41” and the German fascists at the walls of the Voshobobkom, what kind of “severe necessity” can force the Army NOT to send the pregnant woman “decreasing” on maternity leave? fool Forgive me, but here is a violation of the basic logic - why the Army in the country, to protect citizens, while you can "not protect" the future citizen leaving a pregnant woman "in the ranks"? After all, the most correct thing, both from a logical and medical point of view, is on her maternity leave, "for enhanced nutrition" and the supervision of doctors. good No, of course, I understand that these degenerates are already being allowed into women’s nuclear submarines, and such a boat can be patrolled up to a crescent moon, but excuse me “on the shore” could not provide for “not pregnancy” of the crew? And the other option would be to inform and give birth and continue to be "in the ranks". Well, it’s impossible to dream up. repeat
    3. poquello
      poquello April 30 2018 12: 55
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      In the modern army there are more and more technical
      posts where women are more effective than men.
      And if the contractor is a woman, then it is logical to provide her with work
      as best as possible while feeding the baby.

      there it is that those 10 times more expensive began to be with a balanced engine, integrated into the unloading
    4. Incomprehensible
      Incomprehensible April 30 2018 12: 57
      +4
      And if the contractor is a woman, then it is logical to provide her with work
      as best as possible while feeding the baby.

      "During the feeding of the baby" - she should engage in breastfeeding, and not engage in all kinds of suction ...
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 30 2018 13: 11
        +6
        Quote: Incomprehensible
        "During the feeding of the baby" - she should engage in breastfeeding, and not engage in all kinds of suction ...

        Having settled, you still have never had children?
        Mom may have an excess of milk, but you can’t leave it in the breast, it can burn out and in general - it is harmful. You can, of course, with his hands ... ehhkm ... but this is not the most pleasant procedure for a woman. In general, a breast pump is an archival and archival matter
        1. Incomprehensible
          Incomprehensible April 30 2018 14: 29
          0
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          Mom may have an excess of milk, but you can’t leave it in the breast,

          But it happens the other way around - a lack of milk, there is nothing to feed. Why all this knowledge, mine and yours? )

          A mother should feed, be close to her baby, and not use suction while in the service when her baby chokes on a surrogate at home.
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 30 2018 18: 03
            0
            Quote: Incomprehensible
            A mother should feed, be close to her baby, and not use suction while in the service when her baby chokes on a surrogate at home.

            Well, the article says
            In accordance with the program of medical care for military personnel and members of their families TRICARE Congress has ordered all new women in need to be given a free new breast pump and accessories.

            that is, while the brave marine is planting democracy, his nursing wife ...
            1. Mih1974
              Mih1974 1 May 2018 21: 03
              0
              while the brave marines plant democracy, his lactating wife ...
              more than could be supervised NOT by the Army but by civil medicine good
    5. marlin1203
      marlin1203 April 30 2018 14: 21
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      In the modern army there are more and more technical
      posts where women are more effective than men.
      And if the contractor is a woman, then it is logical to provide her with work
      as best as possible while feeding the baby.

      Even in the modern army, in the conditions of hostilities there will be knee-deep mud, blood and pain ... And “effective women” have no place there.
  5. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 30 2018 13: 13
    0
    It’s free of charge to them all diapers and gaskets to buy, and give out!
  6. Altona
    Altona April 30 2018 13: 22
    +3
    Sucking female breasts! Expensive! laughing laughing
    Kapets is just ... And lipstick and stockings for transgender people, slippers, tarragon hormones, boobs and pussy surgery ... Horror ... Then they got psychotropics, homosexual hysteria, without exception ... laughing laughing
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 30 2018 13: 22
    +2
    This is how the military budget is being formed. Tenfold ... For everything ... wassat
  8. Franz Josef Land
    Franz Josef Land April 30 2018 13: 31
    +1
    But Tolstoy proposed to be treated with oak bark and drink the boyar.
  9. Vard
    Vard April 30 2018 13: 33
    +1
    This is probably due to the fact that a simple person does not imagine how much a combat aircraft should cost, but he sees perfectly well the absurdity of buying a toilet seat for $ 640 or a coffee pot for $ 7600. Such examples, first shown in a study by Dina Rasor for the Military Procurement Project, undermined the argument of the Ronald Reagan administration that the Pentagon’s spending, which had reached record levels in peacetime, could not be reduced by a single penny.
  10. jncnfdybr
    jncnfdybr April 30 2018 13: 38
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    You (in Russia) are just sharply lacking because of the demographic
    failure. When you begin to properly introduce drones, military computer networks, you will understand why women are needed in the army.
    And, I guarantee, there will be more and more female contracting women in the Russian army. Then comes the understanding that milk pumps are a necessary thing.

    Yes, no native. We love our women, unlike you. This is let your fight.)
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 30 2018 14: 04
      +3
      Let's see in 10 years.
  11. Nikolay Kuznetsov
    Nikolay Kuznetsov April 30 2018 13: 39
    0
    Just the one that sucks more expensive just EVERYTHING !!!! Well, they ordered it ... They will use it in turn ...
  12. Altona
    Altona April 30 2018 13: 39
    0
    Quote: Vard
    This is probably due to the fact that a simple person does not imagine how much a combat aircraft should cost,

    --------------------------------
    Why is this? It’s just that a person cannot understand why even ordinary bolts for an airplane are more expensive than titanium bolts on the coolest race car. A bolt on a plane costs 100 times more than a "regular" one. And there are many such cases.
    1. lightning
      lightning 1 May 2018 07: 53
      0
      Because it must be a very reliable bolt. And not just being like him. Suppliers vouch for its characteristics and take a lot of money for it. Because they themselves spent a lot of money on testing each batch of bolts and they confirm that these bolts are exactly what they are required.
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 1 May 2018 21: 06
        +1
        Yes, I wrote and cosine there that we (and they) have no planes falling, tanks are not burning? Yes, those to you are completely, how many cases have already been identified, not only that they "delivered the wrong things", but in general there was a "shortened written-off".
  13. Altona
    Altona April 30 2018 13: 42
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    And, I guarantee, there will be more and more female contracting women in the Russian army. Then comes the understanding that milk pumps are a necessary thing.

    ----------------------------
    There are so many women in the army. As for the pumps, you say that they are absolutely necessary. On the contrary, many mothers lose their milk. This is all individual.
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  15. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 30 2018 15: 26
    +1
    The US military budget times in 10 more than the Russian military budget and almost three times the expenditure of the entire federal budget of Russia. Accordingly, they can afford and not such a waste. hi
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  16. razved
    razved April 30 2018 16: 49
    +1
    Even on boobs manage to cash in, traders damned ... laughing
  17. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 1 May 2018 19: 51
    0
    Quote: Hire
    I don’t want to seem uh ... sexist (or who else seems bad there), but who will explain to me what this breast pump is, why it is needed and why the heck is it in the army? Does it really help increase combat readiness?

    This is when the aunt has excess milk, then it must be expressed. ours do it by hand, and mattresses with the help of technology ... Plus corruption ..
  18. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 1 May 2018 19: 51
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Let's see in 10 years.

    If you have someone to see ...
  19. Aandrewsir
    Aandrewsir 1 May 2018 20: 02
    0
    And they don’t buy dildos for their “soldiers”?
  20. ARES623
    ARES623 7 June 2018 23: 12
    0
    "Department of Pathology of the Newborns of the Military Hospital N ..." - sounds cool laughing