Ah Govt mismanagement strikes again. Your tax dollars & fuel costs unaccounted.


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"Scoop on #YemenWar by me and @samueloakford:

US Taxpayers have been footing The bill for midair refueling of Saudi warplanes—DoD finally admits to Congress

Raises serious legal issues
under “Antideficiency Act.”

I’ll address those issues @just_security



"Since the start of the Saudi-led intervention, in March 2015, and up until last month, the United States provided mid-air refueling for Saudi-led coalition aircraft that then flew missions related to the Yemen campaign. Getting heavy U.S. tankers into the air and carrying out this job is enormously expensive. The recipient country is required by law to pay the costs, but that isn’t what happened here. In a mea culpa of sorts, the Pentagon’s November 27 letter states that while the Defense Department “believed” Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “had been charged for the fuel and refueling services, they in fact had not been charged adequately.” How inadequately, the Pentagon will not yet say; it is “currently calculating the correct charges,” the letter states."

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