US Senator Jack Reed, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced on Thursday that “the Pentagon will now recoup $331 million for US taxpayers from the Saudi-led coalition (SLC).”

The Pentagon previously stated that it had not properly charged the Saudi coalition for refueling services because of “errors in accounting,” according to an internal Pentagon memo dated November 28. The Pentagon had been undercharging the coalition for these services and the fuel.

A “careful review” found that the Pentagon will try to recover all funds that were spent on fuel, refueling services and flight hours, the announcement says.

“The American people should not be forced to bear these costs, and I am encouraged DOD is taking steps to get full reimbursement,” Reed said in the news release, adding that the news “underscores the need for strong oversight of the Department of Defense.” In mid-November, news emerged that the Pentagon had failed its first-ever audit.

The lawmaker noted that the Yemen war has “relieved pressure on al-Qaeda and [Daesh]” before concluding that “it is time for the war to stop.”

On Thursday, the Senate voted to completely end US military assistance for the Yemen War, Sputnik reported.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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FairsFair
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I’m sure the Saudis and the Emirates will agree to the revised bill! Or will they just send the invoice back with the words “already paid at agreed price” written on it. Aviation fuel is normally paid on the spot. Did the Americans get the AMEX numbers of the Saudi and Emirates pilots??? Will the credit card companies agree to these adjusted demand?

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What you say is the way thing goes on civilian market.

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A third of a billion dollars for what ?The fuel was no doubt Saudi supplied and most likely given very cheaply if not free, and what have they got to show for it …. nothing ! Talk about selling sand to the Arabs lol.

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Maintenance and personnel cost way much more than fuel.