Since we were, kinda:
Now, of course billing for shipping to conflict areas is expedited by the Pentagon - how else are you going to get people to take those delivery contracts? But this is one of the many aspects of privatizing most military functions that will ultimately bite us in the ass. The proprietors of C&D Distributors got caught because their claims were ludicrous, and oversight of these shipping contracts might be lax but it's not non-existent. I wonder how many other contractors out there are over-billing as well, but by a margin large enough to make it worth their while but small enough to escape notice. I'd wager lots.