$3 billion accounting error means the Pentagon can send more weapons to Ukraine

Army Ammunition Shortage
155 mm M795 artillery projectiles are stacked during manufacturing process at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Scranton, Pa., Thursday, April 13, 2023. One of the most important munitions of the Ukraine war comes from a historic factory in this city built by coal barons, where tons of steel rods are brought in by train to be forged into the artillery shells Kyiv can’t get enough of — and that the U.S. can’t produce fast enough. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon has overestimated the value of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion.

It’s an accounting error that could be a boon for the war effort because it will allow the Defense Department to send more weapons now without asking Congress for more money.

The acknowledgment comes at a time when the Pentagon is under increased pressure by Congress to show accountability for the billions of dollars it has sent in weapons, ammunition and equipment to Ukraine and as some lawmakers question whether that level of support should continue.

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5/19/2023 10:39:29 AM (GMT -5:00)

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