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    Pentagon Tells Congress There’s No Evidence US Weapons Sent to Ukraine Are Being Misused

    Pentagon Tells Congress There's No Evidence US Weapons Sent to Ukraine Are Being Misused

    Top defense officials told lawmakers Tuesday that there is no evidence weapons being sent to are ending up in places they're not supposed to be, rebutting a small but increasingly vocal group of lawmakers who want to cut off U.S. aid to Kyiv.

    “We are not seeing any evidence of systemic diversion of the equipment the United States has provided,” Colin Kahl, the under secretary of defense for policy, said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

    Robert Storch, the Pentagon's inspector general, similarly testified that “we have not substantiated any such instances” of sensitive equipment being lost or diverted, though he repeatedly stressed that his office has several ongoing audits and investigations trying to answer questions about whether the Defense Department is properly monitoring aid.

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    The House Armed Services Committee hearing, taking place days after the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, comes as Republicans are using their new House majority to step up oversight of the nearly $100 billion the United States has set aside for military, humanitarian and financial aid to Ukraine. Defense officials were also slated to testify about Ukraine before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday afternoon.

    While top Republicans, including Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Ala., continue to criticize the Biden…

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