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    US Military’s Troubled Gaza Aid Pier Mission Would Be Ended Under Proposals in Congress

    US Military’s Troubled Gaza Aid Pier Mission Would Be Ended Under Proposals in Congress

    Amid being battered by rough seas and weathering international logistical headaches, the U.S. 's humanitarian aid pier in Gaza is facing another obstacle: Congress.

    A pair of bills advanced last week in the House seeks to end the mission that was billed as the Biden administration's flagship effort to aid Palestinian civilians on the brink of starvation after months of 's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in its war against Hamas.

    While possibly more symbolic than practical — the bills in question are not likely to become law for months when the pier effort may already be over — the moves are the strongest sign yet of Congress' frustration with a mission that has been plagued by issues almost from the .

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    “From a purely cost-based analysis, investing in a pier off the coast of Gaza is an inefficient use of our defense budget,” Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., said in a statement last week. “The pier project has proven to be a logistical nightmare, with significant challenges and costs far outweighing any potential benefits. Our taxpayer dollars should be dedicated to projects that directly enhance our national security.”

    The annual defense policy bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or , that the full House approved Friday included two separate amendments from Mace and Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, that…

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