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    Ukraine Aid Such as Howitzers, Night Vision Goggles Not Properly Tracked by Military

    Ukraine Aid Such as Howitzers, Night Vision Goggles Not Properly Tracked by Military

    A Pentagon watchdog agency has found that military personnel struggled to properly account for some of the security aid that the Biden administration has sent to , but noted that there was no evidence of theft or loss.

    Defense Department “personnel did not have the required accountability of the thousands of defense items that they received and transferred,” the department's inspector general wrote in a report released Monday.

    The oversight agency noted that, in three of five aid shipments it observed at a Polish , “ personnel did not fully implement their standard operating procedures to account for defense items and could not confirm the quantities of defense items received against the quantity of items shipped.”

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    Investigators cited military personnel for not filling out all the necessary forms or fully counting all the items that were being transferred to Ukrainian officials. Also, the services and agencies providing the aid often failed to provide the necessary information, and commanders did not offer the necessary training to personnel who lacked experience working in logistics.

    The result was personnel making educated guesses or partial counts of shipments.

    According to the report, one shipment that contained “thousands of small arms, night vision optic devices, and various types of cold weather gear” arrived without a…

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